May 1935 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Canada's 1st silver dollar is circulated

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May 6 British King George V & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 6 Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)
  • May 14 LA's Griffith Planetarium opens, 3rd in US
  • May 14 Plebiscite in Philippines ratifies independence agreement
  • May 15 The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
  • May 18 Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 mins on debut for Somerset
  • May 23 1st scheduled night game postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)

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May 27 Supreme Court declares FDR's National Recovery Act unconstitutional

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • May 29 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd
  • May 29 Hague local museum opens
  • May 31 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta in Balochistan, British Raj (Pakistan) killing approx 50,000

Birthdays in History

  • May 2 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58)/son of Ghasi I
  • May 2 Hussain ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952- )
  • May 3 Donald P Hodel, Portland Ore, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89)
  • May 3 Ron Popeil, American inventor
  • May 7 Isobel Warren, Canadian author
  • May 8 Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)
  • May 11 Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
  • May 17 Dennis Christopher George Potter, playwright (Karaoke, Midnight Movie)
  • May 17 Ivan Slone, world-famous watchmaker
  • May 19 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)

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May 20 José Mujica, President of Uruguay (2010-2015), champion of the poor and former urban guerrilla with the Tupamaros, born in Montevideo

President of Uruguay José Mujica
President of Uruguay
José Mujica
  • May 23 Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
  • May 23 Lord Grenfell, head of External affairs European office, world bank
  • May 24 Joan Micklin Silver, American director
  • May 28 Kenneth Kleinwort, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • May 29 André Brink, South African writer (Dry White Season), born in Vrede, Free State
  • May 29 Denis J Worrall, South African politician/leader (DP)
  • May 29 Martin Garrod, Commandant General (Royal Marines)
  • May 31 Jim Bolger, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand

Weddings in History

  • May 24 Swedish princess Ingrid marries Danish crown prince Frederik (IX)

Deaths in History

  • May 11 Edward H Thompson, US archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78
  • May 12 Józef Pilsudski, Polish statesman and Chief Marshall (1918-22), dies at 67
  • May 15 Kazimir Malevich, Polish/Ukrainian artist (b. 1878)

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May 19 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, dies at 46, in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • May 20 Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], lawyer/detective writer, dies at 68
  • May 21 Hugo de Vries, botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87

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May 21 Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams
Social Worker and Nobel Laureate
Jane Addams
  • May 25 Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (b. 1868)