What Happened in December 1935

Historical Events

  • 1st Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp
  • 4th 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class
  • 5th First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • 5th National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
  • 7th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
  • 8th The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.
  • 9th Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
  • 9th 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • 10th As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • 10th White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000

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10th Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 14th Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • 15th Detroit Lions win NFL championship
  • 15th Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine
  • 17th First flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.

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18th Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 18th Edward Benes becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • 18th The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon.
  • 20th Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
  • 22nd Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
  • 24th Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six
  • 24th National Council of Negro Women forms

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26th Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 28th W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
  • 28th Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
  • 30th Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
  • 31st CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party
  • 31st Charles Darrow patents Monopoly

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Roger Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)

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1st Woody Allen, [Allen Konigsberg], director and actor (Zelig, Annie Hall), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen
  • 2nd Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
  • 2nd David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • 4th Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 4th Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
  • 5th Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)
  • 5th Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
  • 6th Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 7th Jean-Claude Casadesus, composer
  • 8th Dharmendra, Indian actor
  • 8th Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
  • 9th Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
  • 10th Terry Allcock, English footballer
  • 11th Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943)
  • 11th Ferdinand A. Porsche, Stuttgart, Germany, car designer (Porsche 911), (d. 2012)
  • 11th Ron Carey, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 11th Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
  • 13th Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • 13th Thomas Wakefield, writer
  • 13th Joe Christopher, American baseball player
  • 13th Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
  • 14th Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bath England, actress (Search for the Nile)
  • 14th David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
  • 14th Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 14th Lewis Arquette, actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 17th Cal Ripken Sr, baseball manager (Balt Orioles)
  • 17th George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
  • 18th Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • 19th Barbara Bostock, American actress
  • 19th Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
  • 20th Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
  • 21st Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 21st Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
  • 21st Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist (d. 2003)
  • 21st Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician, Premier of Manitoba
  • 22nd John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
  • 22nd Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
  • 23rd Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
  • 23rd Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
  • 25th Gunter Friedrichs, composer
  • 25th Al Jackson, baseball player
  • 26th Abdul "Duke" Fakir, rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 26th Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
  • 26th Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)

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26th Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Pya Togo, General and President of Togo (1967 - 2005)

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • 27th Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • 28th Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • 29th Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
  • 30th Bruno Canino, composer
  • 30th Omar [Albert B] Bongo, president of Gabon (1967- )
  • 30th Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
  • 30th Jack Riley, American actor
  • 31st Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)
  • 31st Rolf Haufs, writer

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31st Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (2015-), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King of Saudi Arabia
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Bernard Schmidt, inventor (Schmidt camera), dies
  • 2nd Albert Kessel, 1st to die in California gas chamber
  • 4th Hylton Philipson, cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies
  • 4th Johan Halvorsen, composer, dies at 71
  • 5th Frans, [MJ Francois] Erens, literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78
  • 9th Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
  • 10th John H Aberson, 1st rector of Landbouw high school, dies at 78
  • 13th John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
  • 14th Stanley G Weinbaum, US, sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies
  • 16th Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30
  • 18th Juan V Gomez, general/dictator of Venezuela (1908-35), dies
  • 20th Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (b. 1882)
  • 21st Kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
  • 24th Alban Maria Johannes Berg, composer, dies at 50
  • 25th Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
  • 28th Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies