On This Day

July 1935 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, General Dutch Press Agency) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jul 5 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 FDR signs US National Labor Relations Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 6 Rotterdam architect A van de Steurs Museum Boymans opens
  • Jul 12 Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
  • Jul 13 US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect
  • Jul 16 First automatic parking meter in the United States is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jul 17 "Variety" publishes famous headline "Sticks Nix Hick Pix"
  • Jul 18 Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000
  • Jul 20 Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen
  • Jul 22 Lester Walton appointed US minister to Liberia
  • Jul 24 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain
  • Jul 24 The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR
  • Jul 27 Floods at Yangtzee Jiang and Hoangh, kill 200,000
  • Jul 30 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
  • Jul 31 3rd Dutch government of Colijn sworn in

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Dick Dolman, economist/Dutch politician 2nd Chamber
  • Jul 2 Ed Bullins, playwright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 3 Harrison Schmitt, American geologist and astronaut (Apollo 17), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • Jul 3 John Swan, 4th Premier of Bermuda (1982-95), born in Bermuda
  • Jul 4 Paul Scoon, Grenadian politician (2nd Governor-General of Grenada (1978-92)), born in Gouyave, British Windward Islands (d. 2013)
  • Jul 5 Edward McInnes, German scholar, born in Maybole, Ayrshire (d. 1996)
  • Jul 5 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)

Person of interestTenzin Gyatso

Jul 6 14th Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists, born in Taktser, Qinghai, China

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Jul 8 Vitali Ivanovich Sevastiyanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 9, 18B)
  • Jul 9 Wim [Willem Frederik] Duisenberg, Dutch Minister of Finance (PvdA), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • Jul 11 Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
  • Jul 12 Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian) (d. 1995)
  • Jul 13 Jack F Kemp, (Rep-R-NY)/right-wing/US Secretary of Housing (1989-93)
  • Jul 18 Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader (69th Shankaracharya Guru), born in Irulneeki, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (d. 2018)
  • Jul 20 Lord Peter Palumbo, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 21 Julian Pettifer, English TV journalist, born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
  • Jul 21 Norbert Blüm, German politician, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, born in Rüsselsheim, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Jul 23 Hein Heinsen, Danish artist, born in Grindsted, Denmark
  • Jul 24 Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)
  • Jul 24 Trevor Chinn, CEO (Lex)
  • Jul 25 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (d. 2017)
  • Jul 25 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • Jul 31 Sergio Rossi, Italian shoe designer, born in San Mauro, Italy (d. 2020)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 3 André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (b. 1878)
  • Jul 5 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament expert, dies at 58

Person of interestAlfred Dreyfus

Jul 12 Alfred Dreyfus, French Jewish artillery officer (Dreyfus Affair), dies at 75

Jewish Artillery Officer Alfred Dreyfus
Jewish Artillery Officer
Alfred Dreyfus
  • Jul 15 Pieter WA Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18), dies at 89
  • Jul 17 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, dies at 68