Historical Events in 1935 (Part 2)

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  • Sep 7 Romantic comedy film "Page Miss Glory" starring Marion Davies premieres in the USA
  • Sep 8 Willy de Supervise swims runs world record 200 m freestyle (2:25.2)

Historic Event

Sep 12 Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed H-1 racer plane at then record 352.46 mph (567 km/hr) at Santa Ana, California

  • Sep 12 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 for his lone major singles title
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke 6-2, 6-4 for her 4th consecutive US singles title
  • Sep 13 Rockslide near Whirlpool Rapids Bridge ends the Great Gorge and International Railway
  • Sep 15 Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany

Historic Event

Sep 17 Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen as the 2nd President of the Philippines

  • Sep 20 Pitts Crawfords beat NY Cubans to win Negro NL Championship, 3-0
  • Sep 22 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • Sep 24 Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi

Theater Premiere

Sep 25 Maxwell Anderson's play "Winterset" premieres in NYC

  • Sep 27 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 29 Ryder Cup Golf, Ridgewood CC: US wins, 9-3; first of 7 consecutive wins by the Americans

Music Premiere

Sep 30 George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

Historic Event

Sep 30 The Boulder Dam (later the Hoover Dam), astride the border of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Historic Event

Oct 2 Mussolini's Italian army attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

  • Oct 2 NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens
  • Oct 3 Italy invades Ethiopia, starting the Second Italo-Ethiopian War
  • Oct 6 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
  • Oct 6 Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches
  • Oct 7 Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4-3 at Navin Field for 4 games to 2 series win; Tigers win first championship in 5 WS appearances

Historic Event

Oct 7 Himmler, Hess and Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau

  • Oct 10 Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy
  • Oct 10 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY
  • Oct 10 League of Nations denounces Italian invasion of Abyssinia

Music Premiere

Oct 12 Cole Porter's musical "Jubilee" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 167 performances

  • Oct 15 NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
  • Oct 17 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics
  • Oct 20 400,000 demonstrators against fascism in Madrid
  • Oct 20 Anti-fascist People's Front forms in Brussels
  • Oct 20 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence

Sports History

Oct 20 Detroit Tigers future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BWAA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell is runner-up

  • Oct 22 Establishment of the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union
  • Oct 22 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Twin Hills CC: Johnny Revolta wins his only major title, defeating Tommy Armour, 5 & 4
  • Oct 23 American mobsters Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot by organized crime hitmen at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey , what becomes known as "The Chophouse Massacre" to prevent them from killing the US Attorney prosecuting Schultz for tax evasion, what becomes known as "The Chophouse Massacre"
  • Oct 23 Chicago Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett selected NL MVP

Election of Interest

Oct 23 Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

Music History

Oct 24 Langston Hughes' stage drama "Mulatto: A Tragedy of the Deep South", opens at Vanderbilt Theatre, NYC; runs for 373 performances

  • Oct 25 Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti
  • Oct 27 SDAP and NVV launches "Plan for Work" in Utrect, Netherlands
  • Oct 28 Sidney Kingsley's "Dead End" premieres in NYC

Theater Premiere

Nov 1 T. S. Eliot's play "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London

  • Nov 3 George II returns to Greece after 12 years and regains monarchy
  • Nov 3 Korean runner Sohn Kee-chung sets new men's marathon world record, 2:26:42 in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 3 Philadelphia Eagles beat Boston Redskins, 7-6 at Fenway Park; respective quarterbacks combine to throw an NFL record 11 interceptions
  • Nov 5 Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of Maryland to admit Donald Murray, a black man
  • Nov 5 Parker Brothers launches the board game Monopoly
  • Nov 6 1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft

Historic Event

Nov 7 Addressing a meeting of Stakhanovites, Joseph Stalin utters his famous phrase "life has become better"

Mutiny On The Bounty

Nov 8 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

  • Nov 9 Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms
  • Nov 11 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over South Dakota
  • Nov 12 Egas Moniz performs the first modern brain surgery on the frontal lobes to treat mental disorders, at Santa Marta Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Nov 13 Anti-British riots in Egypt
  • Nov 14 FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth
  • Nov 14 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
  • Nov 15 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released
  • Nov 15 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
  • Nov 16 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 420 performances

Music Premiere

Nov 16 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 21 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 22 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
  • Nov 24 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
  • Nov 25 International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam

Historic Event

Nov 29 Michael Joseph Savage becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand

Historic Publication

Nov 29 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment "Schrödinger's cat", a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics

  • Dec 1 Austria has world's 1st Day of Postage Stamp
  • Dec 4 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Philadelphia) enroll in anticommunism class
  • Dec 5 First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
  • Dec 5 National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC)
  • Dec 7 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Winnipeg Pegs (later Blue Bombers) defeat Hamilton Tigers, 18-12
  • Dec 8 The Japanese military police launches a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, beginning with a crackdown on the sect's operational bases of Ayabe and Kameoka in Kyoto Prefecture and the arrest of its leader Onisaburo Deguchi.
  • Dec 9 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • Dec 9 Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 James Chadwick is awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the neutron

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Irene Joliot-Curie (daughter of Marie Curie) and her husband Frédéric Joliot for the discovery of artificial radioactivity

Contract of Interest

Dec 10 Philadelphia Athletics sell infielder Jimmie Foxx's contract to Boston Red Sox for $150,000 (about $2.8M in 2020 dollars)

  • Dec 10 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
  • Dec 14 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • Dec 15 In major upset, Dutch grand master Max Euwe becomes World Chess Champion beating Russian Alexander Alekhine (9 wins, 13 draws, 8 losses) in Zandvoort, Netherlands

NFL Championship

Dec 15 National Football League Championship, University of Detroit Stadium: Detroit Lions beat New York Giants, 26-7; Lions first title

Historic Event

Dec 17 1st flight of the Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota) airplane.

Sports History

Dec 18 Don Bradman scores 117 in his debut Sheffield Shield cricket match for South Australia in an innings & 5 run win over his old team, New South Wales

Historic Event

Dec 18 Edvard Beneš becomes President of Czechoslovakia after Tomáš Masaryk retires

  • Dec 18 The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Ceylon

Catholic Encyclical

Dec 20 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii

  • Dec 22 Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
  • Dec 24 National Council of Negro Women forms
  • Dec 28 Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union
  • Dec 28 W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
  • Dec 30 Italian bombers destroy Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia
  • Dec 31 Charles Darrow patents the board game Monopoly, goes on to be the 1st millionaire game designer
  • Dec 31 CPH becomes Dutch Communist Party