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

MurderMurder of Interest

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
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • Jan 8 Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy

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

  • 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 known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 4 Floyd Patterson, American heavyweight champion (1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), born in Waco, North Carolina (d. 2006)

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, rock vocalist (Deep Purple), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 9 Bob Denver, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2005)

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car 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 [Joanie] Weston, American Roller Derby Queen, born in Huntington Beach, California (d. 1997)
  • Jan 21 Ann Wedgeworth, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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