What Happened in January 1935

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
  • Jan 1 Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM
  • Jan 1 President Mustapha Kemal Pasha names himself "Ataturk: Father of Turkey"
  • Jan 1 21st Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Stanford, 29-13
  • Jan 1 1st Sugar Bowl: Tulane beats Temple, 20-14
  • Jan 1 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
  • Jan 2 Bruno Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby

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Jan 4 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • Jan 4 Ft Jefferson National Monument, Fla established
  • Jan 7 Zoe Akins' "Old Maid" premieres in NYC

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jan 7 French Foreign minister Pierre Laval and Benito Mussolini sign the Franco-Italian Agreement

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 8 Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy

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Jan 11 Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • Jan 13 Plebiscite in Saar indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
  • Jan 14 Iraq-Mediterranean oil pipeline goes into use
  • Jan 14 28th Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Round Little beats Nancy Lyle (1-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jan 14 28th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Fred Perry (2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Jan 15 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
  • Jan 15 Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 19 KLM begins flight path between Curacao & Aruba
  • Jan 19 Coopers Inc. sells the world's first men's briefs in Chicago, calls it the "Jockey"
  • Jan 21 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Wash (state record)
  • Jan 21 WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
  • Jan 21 Wilderness Society incorporated in USA
  • Jan 24 1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co.
  • Jan 28 Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 30 Ezra Pound meets Benito Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • Jan 1 Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 B. Kliban, American cartoonist (d. 1990)

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Jan 4 Floyd Patterson, Waco North Carolina, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jan 4 Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt)
  • Jan 5 Nancy L Johnson, (Rep-R-CT, 1983- )
  • Jan 6 Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • Jan 6 Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • Jan 6 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
  • Jan 7 Noam Sheriff, composer
  • Jan 7 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 7 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 7 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (d. 2006)

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Jan 8 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog), born in Tupelo Mississippi (d. 1977)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 8 Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
  • Jan 8 Nolan Miller, Burkburnett Tx, fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat)
  • Jan 8 Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)

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Jan 9 Bob Denver, New Rochelle, New York, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island)

Actor Bob Denver
Bob Denver
  • Jan 9 Dick Enberg, sportscaster (Where's Huddles), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jan 9 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer
  • Jan 9 Earl G. Graves, Sr., African-American Publisher
  • Jan 9 Brian Harradine, Australian independent Senator
  • Jan 10 Georg Katzer, composer
  • Jan 10 Sherrill Milnes, Hinsdale Illinois, baritone
  • Jan 10 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician
  • Jan 11 Chuck Barksdale, US singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
  • Jan 11 Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • Jan 12 "Amazing" Kreskin, mentalist/telepath, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 12 Ron Harper, Turtle Creek Pa, actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes)
  • Jan 12 William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Jan 13 Mauro Forghieri, Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • Jan 13 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress
  • Jan 14 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier
  • Jan 15 Malcolm Frager, pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 15 Robert Silverberg, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)

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Jan 16 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jan 17 Jimmy Powell, PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 17 Paul O[sborne] Williams, US, sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
  • Jan 17 Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
  • Jan 18 Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
  • Jan 18 Jon Stallworthy, English poet
  • Jan 18 Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
  • Jan 20 Joan Weston, Roller Derby Queen (d. 1997)
  • Jan 21 Ann Wedgeworth, Abilene Tx, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie)
  • Jan 22 Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
  • Jan 22 Seymour Cassel, actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 24 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 25 António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal
  • Jan 25 Conrad Burns, US politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), born in Gallatin, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • Jan 26 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 26 Henry Jordan, Emporia Va, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)
  • Jan 26 Peter Ronnefeld, composer
  • Jan 26 Zbigniew Penherski, composer
  • Jan 27 Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
  • Jan 28 David John Lodge, English writer (Soul & Bodies)
  • Jan 28 Leonid Grabovsky, composer
  • Jan 28 Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
  • Jan 28 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 30 Richard Brautigan, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 30 John George Hughes, bishop of Kensington
  • Jan 30 Martin Taylor, former vice-chairman, Hanson
  • Jan 31 Bojidar Dimov, composer
  • Jan 31 Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 George P Baker, US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist, dies at 79
  • Jan 10 Charlie McGahey, cricket (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies

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Jan 10 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, dies at 61

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • Jan 16 Richard Wetz, composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 16 Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)
  • Jan 28 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer, dies at 75