Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s - 1930s - 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
Years: 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 - 1935 - 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
January 7 - World War II: Italian premier Benito Mussolini and French foreign minister Pierre Laval conclude agreement in which each power undertakes not to oppose the other's colonial claims.
January 7 - In the case Panama Refining Co. v. Ryan, the Supreme Court of the United States invalidates "hot oil" petroleum supply restriction orders adopted under the National Industrial Recovery Act.
January 8 - A.C. Hardy patents the spectrophotometer.
January 11 - Amelia Earhart is the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
January 13 - A plebiscite in Saarland shows that 90.3% of those voting wish to join Nazi Germany
January - At the Tsunyi Conference, Mao Zedong assumes the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.
January 28 - Iceland becomes the first country to legalize abortion
February 13 - A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's baby boy.
February 26 - The Luftwaffe is created as Germany's air force.
February 28 - Nylon is discovered by Wallace Carothers
March 16 - Adolf Hitler announces German rearmament in violation of the Versailles Treaty.
March 21 - Persia is renamed Iran
March 23 - Signing of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
May 6 - New Deal: Executive Order 7034 creates the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
May 14 - Filipinos ratify an independence agreement.
May 27 - New Deal: In the case A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional.
May 29 - Construction of Hoover Dam is completed.
June 9 - Ho-Umezu Agreement: China's Kuomintang government concedes Japanese military control of north-eastern China.
June 18 - Anglo-German Naval Agreement: Britain agrees to a German navy equal to 35% of her own naval tonnage.
July 27 - Federal Writers' Project established in the United States
June or July - The Giant neotropical toad is introduced to northernQueensland, Australia to counter sugar cane beetles.
September 2 - Labor Day Hurricane of 1935: A large hurricane hits the Florida Keys killing 423.
September 8 - US Senator from Louisiana, Huey Long, nicknamed "Kingfish", is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building.
September 15 - Antisemitic laws of Nuremberg
September 30 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Hoover Dam
October 2 - Italy invades Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
October 3 - Italian army invades Ethiopia under General de Bono (replaced November 11 by Pietro Badoglio)
October 23 - William Lyon Mackenzie King returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time.
November 5 - Parker Brothers releases the board game Monopoly.
December 9 - Hoare-Laval Pact between Britain and France proposes Ethiopian territorial cessions to Italy.
December 18 - Samuel Hoare resigns as British foreign secretary; replaced by Anthony Eden.
November 3 - George II of Greece regains his throne.
November 6 - Before the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers, Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" (see: FM radio).
November 8 - A dozen labor leaders come together to announce the creation of the Congress for Industrial Organization (CIO), an organization charged with pushing the cause for industrial unionism.
November 22 - The China Clipper takes off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the airplane later reached its destination, Manila, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail).
Year in topic
1935 in film
Mutiny on the Bounty
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps
Judy Garland signs a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
1935 in literature
1935 in music
Swing music evolves from jazz
1935 in sports
May 25 - In a span of 45 minutes at the Big Ten meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jesse Owens sets or ties four track and field world records.
May 25 - At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hits the last of his 714 home runs, a cherished baseball mark that will stand for 39 years
September 3 - Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 MPH.
1935 in television
First TV broadcasts in Germany and England.
France begins broadcasting regular transmissions from the top of the Eiffel Tower
January 4 - Floyd Patterson, boxing champion
January 7 - Valeri Kubasov, cosmonaut
January 8 - Elvis Presley, American singer
January 12 - Kreskin, mentalist
January 16 - Udo Lattek, football coach
January 16 - A.J. Foyt, automobile racer
January 30 - Richard Brautigan, writer and poet
February 1 - Dieter Kühn, narrator, dramatist and essayist
February 5 - Sandra Paretti, author (+ 1994)
February 11 - Sergio Mendes -- an alternative source gives 1941.
February 11 - Gerry Goffin.
February 11 - Bent Lorentzen, composer.
February 11 - Gene Vincent, American rock guitarist/vocalist -- an alternative source gives 1943.
February 16 - Sonny Bono, singer, actor, United States Representative
February 25 - Sally Jessy Raphael, talk show host
March 1 - Robert Conrad, actor
March 1 - Judith Rossner, writer
March 15 - Jimmy Swaggart, televangelist
March 15 - Judd Hirsch, actor
March 22 - M. Emmet Walsh, actor
March 24 - Peter Bichsel, writer
March 25 - Gloria Steinem, feminist, author
March 31 - Richard Chamberlain, actor
March 31 - Herb Alpert, musician
April 23 - Bunky Green, jazz musician
April 26 - Carol Burnett, singer, actress, comedienne
May 12 - Felipe Alou, Major League Baseball manager
May 17 - Dennis Potter, writer
July 8 - Vitali Sevastyanov, cosmonaut
July 17 - Peter Schickele, composer
August 3 - Georgi Shonin, cosmonaut
September 11 - Gherman Titov, cosmonaut
September 16 - Carl Andre, artist
September 17 - Ken Kesey, author
October 6 - Bruno Sammartino, former professional wrestler
October 9- His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
October 12 - Luciano Pavarotti, Italian opera singer
October 14 - La Monte Young, composer
October 29 - Takahata Isao, Japanese director of animated movies
November 10 - Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian theoretical astrophysicist, cosmologist
November 23 - Vladislav Volkov, cosmonaut
December 1 - Woody Allen, American film director
December 23 - Paul Hornung, American football player
March 12 - Michel Pupin, telephone pioneer
March 22 - Aleksander Moisiu, Albanian stage actor
May 12 - Marshall Jozef Pilsudski, Polish political leader
May 17 - Paul Dukas, French composer
May 18 - T. E. Lawrence, soldier ("Lawrence of Arabia")
May 21 - Jane Addams, social worker
July 3 - André Citroën, automobile pioneer
July 12 - Alfred Dreyfus, French military officer
August 29 - Queen Astrid of Belgium
August 30 - Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist
November 28 - Erich von Hornbostel, musicologist
December 21 - Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist and satirist
December 24 - Alban Berg, aged 50, Austrian composer
Physics - James Chadwick
Chemistry - Frédéric Joliot, Irène Joliot-Curie
Medicine - Hans Spemann
Literature - not awarded
Peace - Carl von Ossietzky