On This Day

Events in History in May 1935

  • May 1 Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated

Historic Event

May 6 British King George V & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee

  • May 6 Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)
  • May 14 LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
  • May 14 Plebiscite in the Philippines ratifies independence agreement
  • May 15 The Moscow Metro is opened to public

Canonization

May 19 English Cardinal John Fisher and statesman Thomas More, executed by Henry VIII, canonized as saints by Pope Pius XI

  • May 23 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)

Historic Event

May 27 Supreme Court declares FDR's National Recovery Act unconstitutional

  • May 29 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd
  • May 29 Hague local museum opens
  • May 31 7.7 magnitude earthquake destroys Quetta in Balochistan, British India (now Pakistan) killing an estimated 40,000 people