Monday 8 April 1935
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Strauss' Great Waltz, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935
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- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Oscar Zeta Acosta: American attorney, politician, and Chicano Movement activist (d. 1974?).
- Elizabeth Barrett-Connor: Epidemiologist (Living legacy award - 1984).
- Albert G Bustamante American politician (Representative-Democrat-Texas: 1985-).
- Elmo Henderson: African-American boxer who defeated Muhammad Ali in an exhibition match during the "Muhammad Ali Boxing Show" in San Antonio, Texas on 24 October 1972, but never achieved widespread fame in the boxing world.
- Albert Bustamante: American soldier educator and politician.
- Oscar Acosta: American attorney, politician, novelist and activist in the Chicano Movement. He was most well known for his novels, "Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo" (1972) and "The Revolt of the Cockroach People" (1973), and his friendship with American author Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson characterized him as a heavyweight Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in his novel "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Acosta disappeared in 1974 during a trip in Mazatlan, Mexico, and is presumed dead.
- Edwin Cannan: Economist.
- 2nd Golf Masters Championship: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
- Works Progress Administration approved by US Congress.
- The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
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