What Happened in March 1935

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms
  • Mar 5 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
  • Mar 6 Frank Bartell (Czech), cycles record 80.584 mph in LA
  • Mar 7 Saar incorporated into Germany

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Mar 9 Adolf Hitler announces the creation of a new air force.

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 11 Bank of Canada first opens on Wellington Street, Ottawa

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Mar 11 Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Mar 12 England establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns & villages
  • Mar 13 Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
  • Mar 14 36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars
  • Mar 15 George Headley completes 270 in cricket v England at Kingston
  • Mar 16 Adolf Hitler orders German rearmament in violation of The Treaty of Versailles
  • Mar 17 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa call sign is given to KWCR
  • Mar 21 Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 21 Persia is officially renamed Iran
  • Mar 22 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (NY)
  • Mar 24 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • Mar 25 1st Belgium government of Van Zealand resigns
  • Mar 26 RJ Mitchell & Mjr Sorley discuss armament of Supermarine Spitfire

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Mar 28 Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Mar 29 94th Grand National: Mr. Frank Furlong aboard Reynoldstown wins
  • Mar 30 Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec
  • Mar 31 Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Judith Rossner, author (Looking for Mr Goodbar)
  • Mar 1 Robert Conrad, [Conrad R Falk], actor (Wild Wild West), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 2 Al Waxman, actor (Cagney & Lacey, Meatballs 3, Spasms), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 3 Zhelyu Zhelev, Veselinovo, Shumen Province, Bulgarian President (1990-97)
  • Mar 4 Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
  • Mar 5 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
  • Mar 5 Philip K Chapman, Australian astronaut (Apollo 14 support), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 6 Ronnie Delaney, Ireland, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Mar 6 Ron Delany, Irish athlete
  • Mar 6 Derek Kevan, Ripon, England, footballer (14 caps), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 9 Sister Bernard Ncube, South African nun
  • Mar 9 Andrew Viterbi, American telecommunications scientist and businessman
  • Mar 10 Graham Farmer, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 10 Ivan Calin, Ribneta, Moldova, President and Prime Minister 1980-1990 (d. 2012)
  • Mar 11 Sandra Milo, Italian actress
  • Mar 12 Helga Pilarczyk, German soprano (Salome, Lulu)
  • Mar 12 John Gross, author (Age of Kipling, Dickens & 20th Century)
  • Mar 12 John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 13 Don Nute, Connellsville Penn (Denver University), actor
  • Mar 13 Joseph Mascolo, American actor
  • Mar 13 Leslie Parrish, American actress
  • Mar 13 Michael Walzer, American philosopher
  • Mar 13 David Nobbs, English comedic writer (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Petts Wood, Kent (d. 2015)
  • Mar 14 Jo van den Booren, composer
  • Mar 15 Jimmy Lee Swaggart, evangelist
  • Mar 15 Judd Hirsch, actor (Alex-Taxi, Dear John, Ordinary People), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 16 Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
  • Mar 17 Adam Wade, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 18 Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician
  • Mar 19 Burt Metcalfe, Saskatchewan Canada, actor/dir (Father of the Bride)
  • Mar 19 Phyllis Newman, actress (Coming of Age, TW3), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mar 19 Renee Taylor, actress (Jack Paar Show, Mary Hartman, Nanny), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 20 Ted Bessell, American actor (d. 1996)
  • Mar 21 Brian Clough, soccer manager
  • Mar 21 Hubert Fichte, German writer, born in Perleberg (d. 1986)
  • Mar 22 M[ichael] Emmet Walsh, Ogdensburg NY, actor (Wildcats, War Party)
  • Mar 23 Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
  • Mar 23 Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
  • Mar 24 Peter Bichsel, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Bellach
  • Mar 25 Susan Engel, actress (Ascendancy), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 25 Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
  • Mar 26 Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestine National Authority
  • Mar 27 Earl of Suffolk & Berkshire
  • Mar 27 Julian Glover, actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela), born in London, England
  • Mar 27 Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer
  • Mar 27 Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (d. 1981)
  • Mar 28 Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster and talkshow host (Parkinson), born in Cudworth, West Riding
  • Mar 29 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly)
  • Mar 30 Alan Jackson, CEO (BTR)
  • Mar 30 Gordon Mumma, composer
  • Mar 30 John Charles Eaton, composer
  • Mar 30 Karl Berger, German musicologist and musician
  • Mar 31 Herb Alpert, bandleader/trumpeteer (Tijuana Brass)/CEO (A & M)
  • Mar 31 Judith Rossner, US, writer (August)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • Mar 6 Fridolf Rhudin Swedish actor and comedian (b. 1895)

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Mar 6 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, American jurist, dies of pneumonia at 93

  • Mar 10 Barend Barendse, actor/director (Broken Lives), dies at 82
  • Mar 16 John J R Macleod, Scot/Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), dies at 58
  • Mar 16 Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-born chess player (b. 1886)
  • Mar 23 Florence Moore, American actress (b. 1886)
  • Mar 30 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer, dies at 51