On This Day

September 1935 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 Labor Day hurricane makes landfall in Florida, killing 423 people, the strongest and most intense hurricane ever to make landfall in the United States
  • Sep 3 First automobile to exceed 300mph, Malcolm Campbell powers Bluebird to 301.129mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • Sep 3 Andrew Varipapa sets bowling record of 2,652 points in 10 games
  • Sep 8 Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)

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Sep 12 Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Sep 13 Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway
  • Sep 15 Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany

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Sep 17 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines

2nd President of the Philippines Manuel L. Quezon
2nd President of the Philippines
Manuel L. Quezon
  • Sep 20 Pitts Crawfords beat NY Cubans to win Negro NL Championship, 3-0
  • Sep 24 Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
  • Sep 25 Maxwell Anderson's play "Winterset" premieres in NYC

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Sep 30 The Boulder Dam (later the Hoover Dam), astride the border of U.S. states Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Jim Moody, (Rep-D-WI, 1983- )
  • Sep 5 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russian cosmonaut, born in Gruzkoye, Ukraine (d. 2012)
  • Sep 5 Werner Erhard, American author and lecturer (founded EST), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 7 Abdou Diouf, 2nd President of Senegal (1981-2000), born in Louga, French West Africa
  • Sep 9 Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author
  • Sep 10 Paul van Vliet, Dutch cabaret performer, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Sep 10 Mary Oliver, American poet (1984 Pulitzer Prize), born in Maple Heights, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Sep 11 Gherman Stepanovich Titov, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok II), born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 2000)
  • Sep 12 Allan B. Swift, American politician (Rep-D-Washington, 1979-95), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 12 Richard H Hunt, sculptor (Pyramidal Construction), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 14 Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist, born in Luanping, Rehe, Manchuria (d. 2008)
  • Sep 16 Carl Andre, American sculptor (minimal/conceptual art), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Sep 16 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist, born in Minneapolis (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), born in La Junta Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Sep 17 Timothy Bavin, British Anglican bishop (Bishop of Portsmouth 1985-95)
  • Sep 19 Bob Krueger, American Democrat politician and diplomat (U.S. ambassador to Botswana & Burundi), born in New Braunfels, Texas
  • Sep 19 Thomas W. Ewing, American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Atlanta, Illinois
  • Sep 19 Benjamin T. Hacker, American naval aviator (first Naval Flight Officer (NFO) to achieve Flag rank), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2003)
  • Sep 20 Keith Roberts, English writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell), born in Kettering, Northamptonshire (d. 2000)
  • Sep 24 Lawrence Urquhart, Scottish businessman and CEO (Burmah Castrol)
  • Sep 24 Paul Eells, American sportscaster ("Voice of the Razorbacks"), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Sep 25 Maj Sjowall, Swedish writer (Martin Beck crime novels), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Sep 26 Joe Sherlock, Irish Labour Party politician, born in Kildorrery, Republic of Ireland (d. 2007)
  • Sep 29 David Hannay, diplomat
  • Sep 30 Johnny Mathis, American pop vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Wild Is The Wind"; The Twelfth of Never"), born in Gilmer, Texas

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Johannes Aengenent, Bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 Carl Austin Weiss, murderer of Sen Huey Long, shot down
  • Sep 8 Huey Long, American politician (40th Governor of Louisiana), assassinated at Baton Rouge Capitol building at 42
  • Sep 19 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russian pioneer in rocket and space research, dies at 78
  • Sep 19 Jules Cambon, French ambassador, to U.S. (1897), Spain (1902–07) and Germany (1907–14), dies at 90
  • Sep 26 Andy Adams, American writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • Sep 28 William Kennedy Dickson, Scottish inventor (devised an early motion picture camera), dies at 75