January 1935 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 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"

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 B. Kliban, American cartoonist (d. 1990)
  • Jan 4 Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt)
  • Jan 5 Nancy L Johnson, (Rep-R-CT, 1983- )
  • Jan 6 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
  • Jan 7 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 8 Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
  • Jan 9 Earl G. Graves, Sr., African-American Publisher
  • Jan 9 Brian Harradine, Australian independent Senator
  • Jan 12 "Amazing" Kreskin, mentalist/telepath, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 13 Mauro Forghieri, Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • Jan 14 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier
  • Jan 15 Robert Silverberg, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)
  • 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 22 Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
  • 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 27 Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
  • Jan 28 David John Lodge, English writer (Soul & Bodies)
  • Jan 28 Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
  • 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 Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 George P Baker, US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist, dies at 79
  • Jan 16 Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)