Historical Events in February 1935

  • Feb 1 1st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
  • Feb 1 James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
  • Feb 2 Leonarde Keeler first uses his polygraph machine on criminals later convicted of assault on its findings in Portage, Wisconsin
  • Feb 6 "Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time
  • Feb 6 1st election to allow women to vote in Turkey
  • Feb 9 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Feb 9 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • Feb 10 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
  • Feb 10 Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
  • Feb 11 -11°F (-24°C), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low)
  • Feb 11 1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, NY
  • Feb 12 Great airship, USS Macon, crashes into Pacific Ocean

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Feb 12 First secret demonstration of radio signals detecting aircraft by Robert Watson-Watt at Daventry, England

Physicist and Radar Pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and Radar Pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt
  • Feb 13 1st US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland
  • Feb 13 Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh infant. He proclaimed his innocence to the end.
  • Feb 19 Clifford Odets' "Awake & Sing" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 20 Dane Caroline Mikkelson is 1st woman to land on Antarctica
  • Feb 22 Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 22 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Adolf Hitler secretly authorizes formation of the Luftwaffe with Hermann Göring commander-in-chief

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 27 7th Academy Awards: "It Happened One Night", Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert win

  • Feb 28 Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
  • Feb 28 Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer
  • Feb 28 Ladby Ship is discovered within a Viking grave on the island of Funen in Denmark by amateur archaeologist Poul Helweg Mikkelsen