What Happened in February 1935

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
  • Feb 1 James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
  • Feb 2 Leonarde Keeler first use of his polygraph machine on criminals later convicted of assault on its findings (Portage Wisc)
  • Feb 6 "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time
  • Feb 6 1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey
  • Feb 9 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Feb 9 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • Feb 10 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
  • Feb 10 Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
  • Feb 11 -11°F (-24°C), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low)
  • Feb 11 1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, NY
  • Feb 12 Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean
  • Feb 13 1st US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland
  • Feb 13 Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh infant. He proclaimed his innocence to the end.
  • Feb 19 Clifford Odets' "Awake & Sing" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 20 Dane Caroline Mikkelson is 1st woman in land on Antarctica
  • Feb 22 Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House

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Feb 26 German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

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Feb 26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Feb 26 RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)

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Feb 27 7th Academy Awards: "It Happened One Night", Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert win

  • Feb 28 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
  • Feb 28 Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer
  • Feb 28 Ladby Ship is discovered within a Viking grave on the island of Funen in Denmark by amateur archaeologist Poul Helweg Mikkelsen

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Ruth Clarke, Moderator (General Assembly of the United Reform Church)
  • Feb 1 Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)
  • Feb 3 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
  • Feb 4 Martti Talvela, Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso
  • Feb 4 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
  • Feb 5 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
  • Feb 5 John J "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander South African army
  • Feb 7 Herb Kohl, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • Feb 8 Vincent Weir 3rd baron Inverforth, Scottish shipping magnate
  • Feb 10 Conrad Klapheck, German painter (typewriters)
  • Feb 10 Salvator Pueyo, composer
  • Feb 10 Theodore Antoniou, composer
  • Feb 11 Bent Lorentzen, composer
  • Feb 11 Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
  • Feb 12 Gene McDaniels, US vocalist/bandleader/actor (Young Swingers)
  • Feb 12 Ken Still, American professional golfer, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 13 Tommy Jacobs, American PGA golfer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 13 Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)
  • Feb 14 Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar, Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown)
  • Feb 14 David Wilson, British governor (Hong Kong)
  • Feb 14 Lord Wilson of Tillyorn

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Feb 14 [Mary] Mickey Wright, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ), born in San Diego, California

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Feb 14 Peter Phillips, printer
  • Feb 15 John R Block, US Secretary of Agriculture (1981-86)
  • Feb 15 Roger B Chaffee, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Feb 15 Susan Brownmiller, feminist author (Against Our Wills), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 16 Brian Bedford, English actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue), born in Morley, West Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Feb 16 Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)
  • Feb 16 Sonny Bono, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 16 Kenneth Price, ceramic artist and print maker (Hot Bottoms, Tamed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Feb 17 Johnny Bush, country singer
  • Feb 17 Christina Pickles, UK-born American actress
  • Feb 18 Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister
  • Feb 21 Mark McManus, Scottish actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • Feb 21 Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
  • Feb 22 Ineke [R M] Haas-Berger, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Feb 27 Alberto Remedios, British opera/concert singer, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • Feb 27 Mirella Freni, Modena Italy, lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly)
  • Feb 28 Clive Halse, cricketer (South African fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Hugo Junkers, German engineer (b. 1859)
  • Feb 8 Max Liebermann, Ger impressionist painter/graphic artist, dies at 87
  • Feb 9 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, dies at 61
  • Feb 12 Auguste Escoffier, French chef (b. 1846)
  • Feb 13 Violet Paget, British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78
  • Feb 23 Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Hotel Gooiland), dies at 44
  • Feb 28 Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16), dies at 73
  • Feb 28 Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (b. 1847).