News and Events of 1935

World Events

World Statistics

population by decade

Nobel Peace Prize:
Karl von Ossietzky (Germany)

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U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Franklin D Roosevelt
Vice President: John N. Garner
Population: 127,250,232

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Federal spending:   $6.41 billion
Consumer Price Index:   13.7
Unemployment:   20.1%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.03


World Series
Detroit d. Chicago Cubs (4-2)
Stanley Cup
Montreal Maroons d. Toronto (3-0)
Women: Helen Moody d. H. Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
Men: Fred Perry d. G. von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Minnesota (CFRA, NCF, HF) (8-0-0) & SMU (DS) (12-1-0)


Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Now in November, Josephine Winslow Johnson
Drama: The Old Maid, Zöe Akins

Oscars awarded in 1935
Academy Award, Best Picture: It Happened One Night (Columbia)

Miss America: Henrietta Leaver (PA)

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  • Although a primitive, two-color process was first used in 1922, audiences weren't impressed by Technicolor until a three-color system appeared in Becky Sharp.
  • George Gershwin combines black folk idiom and Broadway musical techniques in Porgy and Bess.
  • Allen Lane's Penguin Press, an English publishing house, reintroduces the paperback book.


Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie (both France), for synthesis of new radioactive elements

Physics: James Chadwick (UK), for discovery of the neutron

Physiology or Medicine: Hans Spemann (Germany), for discovery of the organizer effect in embryonic development

  • Du Pont chemist Wallace Hume Carothers creates nylon, the first completely synthetic fabric.
  • Aircraft-detecting radar is pioneered by Robert Watson-Watt in England.
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