News and Events of 1935
$6.41 billionConsumer Price Index:
20.1%Cost of a first-class stamp:
Detroit d. Chicago Cubs (4-2)
Montreal Maroons d. Toronto (3-0)
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)
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)More Entertainment Awards...
- 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.