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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • Jan 4 Ft Jefferson National Monument, Florida 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, Washington (state record)
  • Jan 21 WFI-AM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
  • Jan 21 The Wilderness Society is founded by conservationists

Historic InventionBeer in a Can

Jan 24 1st canned beer, "Krueger's Cream Ale," is sold by American company Krueger Brewing Co.
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  • 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, Russian 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 interestFloyd Patterson

Jan 4 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world 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, Canadian 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 interestElvis Presley

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 interestBob Denver

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
Actor
Bob Denver
  • Jan 9 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • 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 10 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 Chuck Barksdale, US singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
  • Jan 11 Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • Jan 11 Melvyn Hayes [Melvyn Hyams], English actor (Gunner "Gloria Beaumont in 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'), born in London, England
  • 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 14 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier
  • Jan 15 Malcolm Frager, pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 15 Robert Silverberg, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)

Person of interestA. J. Foyt

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, American 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, German composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Zbigniew Penherski, composer
  • Jan 27 Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
  • Jan 28 David John Lodge, British writer and literary critic (Soul & Bodies), born in London, England
  • 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, British academic and 9th bishop of Kensington (1987-1994), born in England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 30 Martin Taylor, former vice-chairman, Hanson
  • Jan 30 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), born in Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Jan 31 Bojidar Dimov, composer
  • Jan 31 Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)
  • Jan 31 Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel Prize for Literature 1994, born in Ōse, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 George P Baker, American educator and playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), dies at 79
  • Jan 10 Charlie McGahey, cricket (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies

Person of interestTeddy Flack

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