1935 in the United Kingdom
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|1935 in the United Kingdom:|
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- Monarch - George V
- Prime Minister - Ramsay MacDonald, national coalition (until 7 June), Stanley Baldwin, national coalition
- 1 January - Ramblers' Association founded.
- 26 February - In Daventry, Robert Watson-Watt first demonstrates the use of radar.
- 12 March - Speed limit in built-up areas reduced to 30 m.p.h.
- 18 March - Britain protests at Germany's introduction of conscription
- April - Reflective cat's-eyes first used on British roads.
- 6 May - Silver Jubilee celebrations for King George V.
- 14 May - Northamptonshire gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proves to be their last victory for 99 matches, easily a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win will not be until 29 May 1939.
- 19 May - Canonization of Sir Thomas More by Pope Pius XI.
- 22 May - The government announces plans to triple the size of the Royal Air Force in the next two years, partly in response to German re-armament.
- 31 May - The driving test becomes compulsory.
- June - Alfred Hitchcock's film of The 39 Steps released in the UK.
- 7 June - Ramsay MacDonald retires; Stanley Baldwin takes over as Prime Minister.
- 18 June - Anglo-German Naval Agreement: Britain agrees to a German navy equal to 35% of her own naval tonnage.
- 12 July - Rioting breaks out in Belfast following Orange parades; by the end of August eight Protestants and five Catholics have been killed, hundreds injured and over 2,000 homes destroyed (almost all Catholic).
- 29 July - T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom is first published in an edition for general circulation, two months after his death in a motorcycle accident.
- 30 July - Allen Lane founds Penguin Books to publish the first mass market paperbacks in Britain.
- 18 August - Last service held in Mardale church in the Lake District prior to the village's flooding to create Manchester Corporation's Haweswater Reservoir.
- 3 September - Malcolm Campbell sets a new land speed record of 484.620 km per hour (301.129 mph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, driving the Campbell-Railton Blue Bird.
- 12 September - An underground explosion at North Gawber (Lidgett) colliery, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, kills nineteen.
- 30 September - The London and North Eastern Railway begins to run the Silver Jubilee train between London King's Cross and Newcastle upon Tyne, Britain's first streamliner, using Nigel Gresley's LNER Class A4 steam locomotives.
- October - First steel produced from new works at Corby.
- 8 October - Clement Attlee is appointed as interim leader of the Labour Party in succession to George Lansbury.
- 4 November - Opening of Hornsey Town Hall, London, designed by Reginald Uren, the first major UK building in the International style.
- 6 November - Maiden flight of the RAF's Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft.
- 14 November - In the General Election, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin is returned to office at the head of a National Government led by the Conservative Party with a large but reduced majority.
- 26 November
- 10 December - James Chadwick wins the Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of the neutron".
- 12 December - Opening of The De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on Sea in East Sussex, designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff in the International style.
- 18 December - Samuel Hoare resigns as foreign secretary; replaced by Anthony Eden.
- Rowntree's of York produce their first Chocolate Crisp bars, which will in 1937 be renamed Kit Kat.
- Bede sanctified by the Catholic Church.
- Leicestershire County Cricket Club appoints Ewart Astill as their captain for the season, the first professional cricketer to lead any county on a regular basis since the 19th century.
- Bahram wins the English Triple Crown by finishing first in the Epsom Derby, 2,000 Guineas and St Leger.
- Birmingham city council becomes the first local authority to complete 10,000 council houses. Prime minister Neville Chamberlain opens the city's 10,000th council house on the Weoley Castle estate.
- Enid Bagnold's novel National Velvet.
- Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels Three Act Tragedy and Death in the Clouds.
- Graham Greene's novel England Made Me.
- Georgette Heyer's Regency romance Regency Buck.
- Christopher Isherwood's novel Mr Norris Changes Trains.
- John Masefield's novel The Box of Delights.
- George Orwell's novel A Clergyman's Daughter.
- Marion Richardson's teaching guides Writing and Writing Patterns.
- Caroline Spurgeon's study Shakespeare's Imagery, and what it tells us.
- P. G. Wodehouse's short story collection Blandings Castle and Elsewhere.
- 4 January - Audrey Wise, politician (died 2000)
- 18 January - Jon Stallworthy, poet
- 24 January - Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (died 2008)
- 25 January - J. G. Farrell, novelist (died 1979)
- 27 January - D. M. Thomas, novelist, poet and translator
- 28 January - David Lodge, author
- 4 February - Alex Harvey, Scottish Musician (died 1982)
- 17 February - Christina Pickles, actress
- 23 March - Barry Cryer, comedian
- 28 March - Michael Parkinson, journalist and television presenter
- 19 April - Dudley Moore, actor, comedian and musician (died 2002)
- 25 April - April Ashley, model
- 8 May - Jack Charlton, footballer
- 10 May - Terrance Dicks, television writer
- 17 May - Dennis Potter, writer (died 1994)
- 1 June - Norman Foster, architect and designer
- 2 June - Roger Brierley, actor (died 2005)
- 5 June - Anne Pashley, track and field sprinter
- 18 June - John Spencer, snooker player (died 2006)
- 19 June - Derren Nesbitt, actor
- 9 July - Michael Williams, actor (died 2001)
- 11 July - Oliver Napier, politician (died 2011)
- 15 July - William G. Stewart, television producer and presenter
- 16 July - James Bolam, actor
- 27 July - Billy McCullough, footballer
- 28 July - Simon Dee, television presenter (died 2009)
- 13 August - Rod Hull, entertainer (died 1999)
- 29 September - Bruce Tulloh, long-distance runner
- 1 October - Julie Andrews, singer and actress
- 9 October - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
- 13 November - George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury
- 27 November - Verity Lambert, television producer (died 2007)
- 14 December - Anthony Wilden, author and social theorist, noted translator of Jaques Lacan
- 7 February - Lewis Grassic Gibbon, writer (born 1901)
- 15 February - Basil Hall Chamberlain, Japanologist (born 1850)
- 18 May - T. E. Lawrence, soldier (Lawrence of Arabia) (born 1888)
- 28 September - W.K. Dickson, inventor (born 1860)
- 20 October - Arthur Henderson, politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born 1863)
- 3 December - Princess Victoria, daughter of King Edward VII (born 1868)
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- "Parades and Marches - Chronology 2: Historical Dates and Events". Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN). Retrieved 2011-02-22.
- Berry, Geoffrey (1984). Mardale Revisited: the story of Haweswater. Kendal: Westmorland Gazette. pp. 15–17.
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- Scrooge at the Internet Movie Database
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