What Happened in April 1935

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 1st radio tube made of metal announced, Schenectady, NY
  • Apr 2 Mary Hirsch, becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
  • Apr 2 Sir Robert Watson-Watt patents RADAR
  • Apr 3 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • Apr 5 Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election
  • Apr 6 H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
  • Apr 8 2nd Masters Golf Tournament: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
  • Apr 8 Bartoks 5th String quartet premieres in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 8 Works Progress Administration approved by Congress
  • Apr 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
  • Apr 10 Vaughan Williams' 4th Symphony premieres in London
  • Apr 12 Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers
  • Apr 12 Royal Proclamation sets design of Canada's new Jubilee Silver Dollar
  • Apr 12 First flight of the Bristol Blenheim.
  • Apr 14 Black Sunday: The worst sandstorm ravages US midwest, creating the "Dust Bowl"
  • Apr 16 1st radio broadcast of "Fibber McGee & Molly"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 17 Provincial-National elections (Musserts NSB achieves 7.9%/44 chairs)
  • Apr 18 Gen Sarazen's double eagle on 15th, wins him his 2nd Masters
  • Apr 18 Netherlands election (Musserts NSB wins 8% of vote)
  • Apr 19 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4
  • Apr 20 "Your Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly)
  • Apr 21 King Boris of Bulgaria forbids all political parties
  • Apr 23 Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
  • Apr 26 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
  • Apr 27 Brussels World Exposition opens
  • Apr 27 Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Philadelphia A's 9-8
  • Apr 28 Moscow underground railway opens (81 km long)
  • Apr 30 World Congress for Women's Rights concludes in Istanbul

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Hans H Boswinkel, actor/director (Surprise Attack, Tutorials in Love)
  • Apr 1 John Murray, cricketer (Eng 1961-67, 1st wk called Murray to play Tests)
  • Apr 1 Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
  • Apr 2 Sharon Acker, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 3 Jeffery Bowman, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
  • Apr 4 Easton Dudley Ashton St John McMorris, cricketer (WI batsman of 60's)
  • Apr 4 Francois-Bernard Mache, composer
  • Apr 4 Lord Ichayra, secretary-general (British Banking Association)
  • Apr 4 Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)
  • Apr 5 Donald Lynden-Bell, British astronomer
  • Apr 5 Peter Grant, rock band manager
  • Apr 6 James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose, Southern Rhodesia-born hereditary peer of the Peerage of Scotland
  • Apr 6 John Pepper Clark, Nigeria, writer (Horn, Song of a Goat)
  • Apr 7 Bobby Bare, Irontown Oh, country singer (Detroit City)
  • Apr 7 Hodding Carter III, press secretary (Jimmy Carter)
  • Apr 7 Yvonne Fedderson, co-founder (Childhelp USA)
  • Apr 8 Albert G Bustamante, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
  • Apr 8 Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
  • Apr 8 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, epidemiologist (Living legacy award-1984)
  • Apr 9 Aulis Sallinen, composer
  • Apr 9 Avery Schreiber, comedian (My Mother the Car), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 10 Jorge Mester, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79)
  • Apr 10 Patrick Garland, director (Doll House), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 11 Pierre Kartner, [Father Abraham], Dutch singer (Smurf Song)
  • Apr 11 Richard Berry, musician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 11 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • Apr 12 Wendy Savage, obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • Apr 13 Kenneth Hayr, air marshal
  • Apr 13 Lyle Waggoner, KC Kansas, actor (Carol Burnette Show, Wonder Woman)
  • Apr 14 Joan Darling, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 14 Erich von Däniken, Zofingen, Aargau, Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods)
  • Apr 15 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • Apr 16 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 16 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist
  • Apr 16 Sarah Kirsch, German poet
  • Apr 17 Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director
  • Apr 18 Joel Hefley, (Rep-R-Colorado)
  • Apr 18 Paul A Rothchild, record producer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 19 Dudley Moore, British actor abd comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London, England (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Apr 21 Charles Grodin, Pitt, actor, Woman in Red, Lonely Guy, Heartbreak Kid)
  • Apr 21 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Apr 21 Thomas Kean, American politician
  • Apr 22 Christopher Ball, linguist/warden (Keble College-Oxford)
  • Apr 22 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
  • Apr 23 Bunky Green, American musician
  • Apr 24 Louis Keith, physician (expert on multiple-births), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 25 April Ashley, English model
  • Apr 29 Len Weinrib, American comedian (Spike Jones Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 29 Otto M Zykan, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 Nazi politician Hermann Goering (42) weds Emmy Sonnemann (42) in Berlin

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14 PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 5 Emil Mlynarski, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 6 Edward Arlington Robinson, US poet, dies
  • Apr 8 Edwin Cannan, economist, dies
  • Apr 14 Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)
  • Apr 18 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist, dies at 90
  • Apr 18 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (b. 1884)
  • Apr 20 Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter, dies at 92
  • Apr 24 Paul Klengel, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 28 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, dies at 87
  • Apr 29 Leroy Carr, American blues singer-songwriter, dies at 30