What Happened in 1935

Significant Events

  • Mar 16 Adolf Hitler orders German rearmament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles
  • Apr 14 Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest, creating the "Dust Bowl"
  • May 25 Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Remembered as "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport".
  • May 31 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing approx 50,000
  • Jun 2 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
  • Jun 16 US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
  • Jul 30 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
  • Oct 20 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence
  • Nov 22 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
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Did You Know?

1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co.

On January 24, 1935

World Leaders in 1935

Famous People in 1935

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 10 Nazi politician Hermann Goering (42) weds Emmy Sonnemann (42) in Berlin
  • Apr 14 PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas
  • May 24 Swedish princess Ingrid marries Danish crown prince Frederik (IX)
  • Aug 19 French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris
  • Oct 8 Ozzie Nelson marries Harriet Hilliard (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett)

Famous Divorces

  • Apr 12 Actress Mary Astor (28) divorces Dr. Franklyn Thorpe after 4 years of marriage
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