On This Day

What Happened in June 1935

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Driving test & license plates introduced in England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 2 French Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only French title, beating Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 2 40th Women's French Championships: Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-1)
  • Jun 3 French liner SS Normandie sets Atlantic crossing record of four days, three hours and 14 minutes on her maiden voyage
  • Jun 3 One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jun 8 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: 25 year old club pro Sam Parks Jr, with no prior tournament wins, beats Scotsman Jimmy Thomson by 2 strokes
  • Jun 8 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6
  • Jun 9 Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
  • Jun 10 In Akron, Ohio, Dr. Robert H. Smith (Dr. Bob) from Akron & Bill Wilson from New York City form Alcoholics Anonymous (date of Smith's last drink)
  • Jun 11 Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey
  • Jun 12 Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
  • Jun 12 Senator Huey Long of Louisiana speaks continually for 15½ hours in then Senate's longest speech (150,000 words)
  • Jun 13 Hammond scores his 100th hundred, 116 for Gloucs v Somerset
  • Jun 13 10-to-1 underdog James J Braddock upsets defending champion Max Baer in a 15 round unanimous points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC for the world heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 14 Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden offers Benito Mussolini a Somalian harbor

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis moves to 20-0 with 6th round KO of former champion Primo Carnera of Italy at Yankee Stadium, NYC

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
Boxer Primo Carnera
Boxer
Primo Carnera
  • Jun 26 Surrey's former England Test cricket batsman Andy Sandham scores his 100th first class century (103) v Hampshire at Basingstoke
  • Jun 26 Lloyd Waner sets record of 18 putouts in center in doubleheader
  • Jun 26 SDAP & CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
  • Jun 26 Work service for recent graduates becomes obligatory in Germany
  • Jun 27 Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 28 Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 28 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Alf Perry wins his only major title, by 4 shots from fellow Englishman Alf Padgham
  • Jun 29 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Sunset Ridge CC: Opal Hill scores an easy, 9 & 7 win over Mrs. S.L. Reinhart to claim her first of 2 consecutive major titles
  • Jun 30 Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ
  • Jun 30 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its first congress.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Jim George, American weightlifter (Olympic silver light heavyweight 1960; bronze 1956; WR snatch, clean & jerk 1956), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 1 John Porter, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1980-2001), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jun 1 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), born in Ridgeland, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • Jun 1 Jack Kralick, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1964; no hitter 1962; Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Jun 2 Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jun 2 Roger Brierley, English actor (d. 2005)
  • Jun 2 Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek turkologist
  • Jun 3 Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)
  • Jun 3 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jun 4 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • Jun 5 Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion)
  • Jun 6 Bobby Mitchell, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Pro Bowl 1960, 62–64; First-team All-Pro 1962–64; Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • Jun 6 Jean Gattegno, French translator and scholar, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • Jun 6 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • Jun 6 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • Jun 7 Harry Crews, American writer and actor (Indian Runner), born in Alma, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Jun 7 Thomas Kailath, American electrical engineer, born in Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Jun 9 Diana Van Der Vlis, Canadian American actress (Lovespell, Girl in Black Stockings), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2001)
  • Jun 10 Tom Pendry, MP (Labour)
  • Jun 10 Elio Fiorucci, Italian fashion designer, born in Milan (d. 2015)
  • Jun 11 Fazal-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958), born in Amritsar, India
  • Jun 11 Earlene Dennis Brown, American shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Latexo, Texas
  • Jun 12 Christoph Meckel, German writer, born in Berlin
  • Jun 12 Ian Craig, Australian cricket batsman and captain (11 Tests), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • Jun 13 Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • Jun 13 Christo [Javacheff], Bulgarian artist and wrapper (Running Fence), born in Gabrovo, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 Jeanne-Claude, French artist (Running Fence), born in Casablanca, French Morocco
  • Jun 13 Samak Sundaravej, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2009)
  • Jun 14 Jan Nijland, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Jun 15 Belinda Lee, English actress (Who Done It, Runaway Bus), born in Devon, England (d. 1961)
  • Jun 15 Fernand Schokweiler, British judge
  • Jun 16 Jim Dine, pop artist (St John the Divine), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 16 James Bolam, English actor (When the Boat Comes In, The Beiderbecke Trilogy), born in Sunderland, England
  • Jun 18 Hugh McColl, American banker, born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • Jun 19 Tommy Devito, American rock baritone vocalist and guitarist (Four Seasons - "Sherry"), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jun 20 Anthony Pilkington, CEO (Pilkington Pic)
  • Jun 21 Françoise Sagan [Quoirez], French novelist (Bonjour Trieste), born in Cajarc, France (d. 2004)
  • Jun 21 Monte Markham, American actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas), born in Manatee County, Florida
  • Jun 22 Vaman Kumar, Indian cricketer (leggie who only played 2 Tests), born in Madras, India
  • Jun 23 Maurice Ferre, former mayor of Miami
  • Jun 23 György Kárpáti, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • Jun 24 Pete Hamill, journalist (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 24 Terry Riley, American minimalist composer (In C, A Rainbow In Curved Air), born in Colfax, California
  • Jun 24 Jiří Teml, Czech composer (People and Sources Symphony), born in Vimperk, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 25 Eddie Floyd, American singer and composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jun 25 Kurt Schwertsik, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 25 Wynand Breytenbach, South African soldier and politician, Deputy Minister of Defense (1986-94), born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • Jun 25 Larry Kramer, American playwright and AIDS activist, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • Jun 26 Douglas Peterson, American politician and diplomat, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jun 27 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), born in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France (d. 2010)
  • Jun 27 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut, born in Poltava, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • Jun 27 Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor, born in San Juan, Rizal, Philippines (d. 2007)
  • Jun 28 John Inman, English actor (Mr. Humphries-Are You Being Served?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • Jun 29 Johnnie Richardson, American R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1988)
  • Jun 29 Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball catcher and manager (first NPB batter to win Triple Crown 1965; Nankai Hawks), born in Kyōtango Kyoto, Japan (d. 2020)
  • Jun 30 [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, born in Tel Aviv, Israel (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Alberto Cametti, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 6 Jacques Urlus, tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • Jun 6 Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, British army officer, dies at 72
  • Jun 7 Ivan V Mitsjoerin, Russian botanist, dies
  • Jun 7 Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Russian botanist (more than 300 new types of fruit), dies at 79
  • Jun 18 August Reusner, German composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 21 Alice Brown Davis, first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma (1922-35), dies at 82
  • Jun 22 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)

Person of interestCarlos Gardel

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

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