1935 in the United States
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|1935 in the United States|
|Years:||1932 1933 1934 – 1935 – 1936 1937 1938|
48 stars (1912–1959)
Events from the year 1935 in the United States.
- President: Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic)
- Vice President: John Nance Garner (Democratic)
- Chief Justice: Charles Evans Hughes
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Joseph W. Byrns, Sr. (D-Tennessee)
- Senate Majority Leader: Joseph Taylor Robinson (D-Arkansas)
- Congress: 73rd (until March 4), 74th (starting March 4)
- January 3 – The trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., begins in Flemington, New Jersey.
- January 11 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
- January 16 – The FBI kills the Barker Gang, including Ma Barker, in a shootout.
- February 13 – Bruno Richard Hauptmann is convicted and sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr.
- February 22 – Airplanes are banned from flying over the White House.
- March 2 – Porky Pig makes his debut in Looney Tunes's I Haven't Got a Hat.
- April 14 – Dust Bowl: The great Black Sunday dust storm (made famous by Woody Guthrie in his "dust bowl ballads") hits hardest in eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma.
- April 16 – Fibber McGee and Molly debuts on NBC Radio.
- May 6 – New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
- May 24 – The first nighttime Major League Baseball game is played between the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio.
- May 27 – Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States (aka the "Sick Chicken Case"): The U.S. Supreme Court declares the National Industrial Recovery Act unconstitutional.
- May 30 – Eventual Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth appears in his last career game, playing for the Boston Braves in Philadelphia against the Phillies.
- June 10 – Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.
- June 12 – Senator Huey Long of Louisiana makes the longest speech on Senate record, taking 15½ hours and containing 150,000 words.
- June 13 – James J. Braddock defeats Max Baer at Madison Square Garden Bowl to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world.
- July 5 – The National Labor Relations Act becomes law in the United States.
- July 16 – The world's first parking meters are installed in Oklahoma City.
- July 16 – Deportivo Saprissa is founded by Roberto Fernández in his shoe store in El Barrio Los Angeles in San Jose, Costa Rica.
- July 24 – The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures in Chicago to a record-high 109 °F (43 °C)
- July 27 – Federal Writers' Project is established in the United States.
- August 5 – The Leo Burnett Advertising Agency opens in Chicago, Illinois.
- August 14 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
- August 15 – Humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post are killed when Post's plane crashes shortly after takeoff near Barrow, Alaska.
- September 2 – Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: The strongest hurricane ever to strike the United States makes landfall in the Upper Florida Keys killing 423. It is rated as a Category 5 storm with 185 mph winds.
- September 8 – Carl Weiss kills Huey Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana ("The Kingfish"), in the Louisiana Capitol Building in Baton Rouge.
- September 24 – Earl Bascom and his brother Weldon Bascom produce the first night rodeo held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi.
- September 30 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Hoover Dam.
- November 22 – The China Clipper takes off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the aircraft later reaches its destination, Manila, and delivers over 110,000 pieces of mail).
- November 30 – The 1935 British-made film Scrooge, the first all-talking film version of Charles Dickens classic, opens in the U.S. after its British release. Seymour Hicks plays Scrooge, a role he has played onstage hundreds of times. The film is criticized by some for not showing all of the ghosts physically, and quickly fades into obscurity. Widespread interest does not surface until the film is shown on television in the 1980s, in very shabby-looking prints. It is eventually restored on DVD.
- December 9 – American newspaper editor Walter Liggett is killed in a gangland murder plot.
- December 17 – Douglas DST, prototype of the Douglas DC-3 airliner, first flies. More than 16,000 of the model will eventually be produced.
- 4 million members of trade unions in the USA.
- Mary McLeod Bethune founds the National Council of Negro Women.
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- January 8 – Elvis Presley, singer and spouse of actress Priscilla Wagner (died 1977)
- January 25 – Conrad Burns, United States Senator from Montana from 1989 till 2007.
- February 7 – Herb Kohl, United States Senator from Wisconsin from 1989 till 2013.
- April 21 – Charles Grodin, actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host
- May 27 – Lee Meriwether, actress
- July 3 – Harrison Schmitt, United States Senator from New Mexico from 1977 till 1983.
- September 19 – Bob Krueger, United States Senator from Texas in 1993.
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