Thursday 15 August 1935
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Abby Dalton in Las Vegas and Vernon Jordan Jr.
The Crusades, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935
while Time Out of Mind by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Abby Dalton in Las Vegas: Nevada, USA; actress (Joey Bishop Show).
- Vernon Jordan Jr: American presidential advisor.
- Régine Deforges: French author, novelist, editor, writer of light erotic fiction; has had problems with censors over work they judge pornographic.
- Vernon Jordan: American attorney, civil rights activist, self-made man and one of the key movers and shakers in Washington DC.
- Jim Dale: Rothwell, England -- Broadway actor (Barnum, My One & Only).
- Lionel Taylor: American football player and coach
- Gerard Brucken Fock: Composer, dies at 75.
- Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed after their aircraft develops engine problems during takeoff i: Alaska.
- Wiley Post: American pioneer aviator and mechanic.
- Paul Signac: French painter who, with Georges Seurat, developed the technique called pointillism.
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