1935 in the United Kingdom
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- Monarch - King 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.
- 22 May - The government announces plans to triple the size of the Royal Air Force in the next two years.
- 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.
- 31 May - The driving test becomes compulsory.
- 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.
- June - Alfred Hitchcock's film of The 39 Steps released in the UK.
- 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.
- 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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- Scrooge at the Internet Movie Database
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