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


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