January 1935 in History

Events in History

  • 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"

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 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 Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
  • Jan 21 The Wilderness Society is founded by conservationists

InventionBeer in a Can

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

  • 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"


Birthdays in History

  • 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)
  • Jan 4 Kenneth Money, Canadian astronaut (STS 42-alt)
  • Jan 5 Nancy L Johnson, (Rep-R-CT, 1983- )
  • Jan 6 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
  • Jan 7 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 8 Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
  • Jan 9 Earl G. Graves, Sr., African-American Publisher
  • Jan 9 Brian Harradine, Australian independent Senator
  • Jan 12 "Amazing" Kreskin, mentalist/telepath, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 13 Mauro Forghieri, Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • Jan 14 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier
  • Jan 15 Robert Silverberg, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)
  • 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 22 Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
  • 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 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 Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
  • 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 31 Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)
  • Jan 31 Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel Prize for Literature 1994, born in Ōse, Japan

Deaths in History

  • Jan 6 George P Baker, US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist, dies at 79
  • Jan 16 Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)