What Happened in June 1935

Historical Events

  • 1st Driving test & license plates introduced in England
  • 1st Yanks set solo HR record with 6 beat Boston 7-2

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2nd Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 2nd 40th Men's French Championships: Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 2nd 40th Women's French Championships: Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-1)
  • 3rd French liner Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of 1,077 hours
  • 3rd One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 8th 39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
  • 8th 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6

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8th Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 9th Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
  • 10th Dr Robert Smith & William Wilson of Akron form Alcoholics Anonymous
  • 11th Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey.
  • 12th Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
  • 12th Senator Huey Long of Louisiana spoke continually for 15½ hours in Senate's longest speech on record (150,000 words)
  • 13th Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs v Somerset
  • 13th James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 14th Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends

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16th US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 23rd Anthony Eden offers Benito Mussolini a Somalian harbor

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25th Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 26th Andrew Sandham's 100th FC hundred, 103 v Hants
  • 26th Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader
  • 26th SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
  • 26th Work service for recent graduates becomes obligatory in Germany
  • 27th Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • 28th Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673
  • 28th FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 28th 70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield
  • 30th Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • 30th The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st James George, US, weightlifter (Olympic-silver-1960/bronze-1956)
  • 1st John Edward Porter, (Rep-R-IL, 1980- )
  • 1st Reverend Ike, SC, evangelist minister (Joy of Living)
  • 1st Reverend Ike, American televangelist
  • 2nd Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2
  • 2nd Roger Brierley, English actor (d. 2005)
  • 2nd Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek turkologist
  • 3rd Edward McGrady, MP
  • 3rd Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)
  • 3rd Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 4th Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • 5th Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion)
  • 6th Bobby Mitchell, NFL running back/wide receiver (Browns, Redskins)
  • 6th Jean Gattegno, translator/scholar
  • 6th Misja Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist/composer (Reconstruction)
  • 7th Harry Crews, US writer/actor (Indian Runner), (d. 2012)
  • 7th Thomas Kailath, American engineer
  • 9th Diana Van Der Vlis, actress (Lovespell, Girl in Black Stockings)
  • 10th Tom Pendry, MP (Labour)
  • 10th Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • 11th Sheikh Fazalur Rehman, cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958)
  • 12th Christoph Meckel, writer
  • 12th Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 13th Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 13th Christo [Javacheff], Bulgaria, artist, wrapper (Running Fence)
  • 13th Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebonnt, French artist
  • 13th Samak Sundaravej, Thai 25th Prime Minister (former)
  • 14th Jan Nijland, cattle breeder/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 15th Belinda Lee, Devon England, actress (Who Done It, Runaway Bus)
  • 15th Fernand Schokweiler, British judge
  • 16th Jim Dine, Cincinnati Oh, pop artist (St John the Divine)
  • 16th James Bolam, Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, English actor (When the Boat Comes In, The Beiderbecke Trilogy)
  • 18th Hugh McColl, American banker
  • 19th Tommy Devito, Montclair NJ, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry)
  • 20th Anthony Pilkington, CEO (Pilkington Pic)
  • 21st Francoise Sagan, [Quoirez], Cajarc France, novelist (Bonjour Trieste)
  • 21st Monte Markham, Manatee Fla, actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas)
  • 22nd V V Kumar, cricketer (useful Madras leggie who only played 2 Tests)
  • 23rd Maurice Ferre, former mayor of Miami
  • 24th Pete Hamill, journalist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 24th Terry Riley, Colfax California, composer (Spectra)
  • 25th Eddie Floyd, Montgomery Al, singer/composer (California Girl, Falcons)
  • 25th Kurt Schwertsik, composer
  • 25th Wynand Breytenbach, South African under minister of Defense (1986- )
  • 26th Douglas Peterson, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • 27th Laurent Terzieff, Paris, actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way)
  • 27th Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 27th Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (d. 2007)
  • 28th John Inman, English actor (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Alberto Cametti, composer, dies at 64
  • 6th Jacques Urlus, tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • 6th Julian Byng, British army officer (b. 1862)
  • 7th Ivan V Mitsjoerin, Russian botanist, dies
  • 18th August Reusner, composer, dies at 64
  • 22nd Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)

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24th Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

  • 27th Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (b. 1857)
  • 29th Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • 30th William Brockwell, cricket (Brit all-rounder in 7 Tests 1893-99), dies