What Happened in December 1935

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp
  • Dec 4 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Philadelphia) enroll in anticommunism class
  • Dec 5 First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • Dec 5 National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
  • Dec 7 CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
  • Dec 8 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.
  • Dec 9 Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
  • Dec 9 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • Dec 10 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • Dec 10 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000

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Dec 10 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
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Dec 14 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • Dec 15 Detroit Lions win NFL championship
  • Dec 15 Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine
  • Dec 17 First flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.

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

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

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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

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Dec 1 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
  • Dec 2 Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
  • Dec 2 David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • Dec 4 Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • Dec 4 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
  • Dec 5 Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)
  • Dec 5 Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
  • Dec 6 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • Dec 6 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Jean-Claude Casadesus, composer
  • Dec 8 Dharmendra, Indian actor
  • Dec 8 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
  • Dec 9 Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
  • Dec 9 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Dec 10 Terry Allcock, English footballer
  • Dec 11 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943)
  • Dec 11 Ron Carey, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Dec 11 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
  • Dec 11 Ferdinand A. Porsche, Stuttgart, Germany, car designer (Porsche 911), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Dec 13 Thomas Wakefield, writer
  • Dec 13 Joe Christopher, American baseball player
  • Dec 13 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
  • Dec 14 Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bath England, actress (Search for the Nile)
  • Dec 14 David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
  • Dec 14 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Dec 14 Lewis Arquette, actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 17 Cal Ripken Sr, baseball manager (Balt Orioles)
  • Dec 17 George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 18 Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • Dec 19 Barbara Bostock, American actress
  • Dec 19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
  • Dec 20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
  • Dec 21 Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 21 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
  • Dec 21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist (d. 2003)
  • Dec 21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician, Premier of Manitoba
  • Dec 22 John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
  • Dec 22 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
  • Dec 23 Esther Phillips, [EM Jones], US singer (When a Woman Loves a Man)
  • Dec 23 Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
  • Dec 25 Gunter Friedrichs, composer
  • Dec 25 Al Jackson, baseball player
  • Dec 26 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 26 Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
  • Dec 26 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)

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Dec 26 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
  • Dec 27 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • Dec 28 Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • Dec 29 Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
  • Dec 30 Bruno Canino, composer
  • Dec 30 Omar [Albert B] Bongo, president of Gabon (1967- )
  • Dec 30 Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
  • Dec 30 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), born in Cleveland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 31 Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)
  • Dec 31 Rolf Haufs, German writer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2013)

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Dec 31 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

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