Wednesday 9 January 1935
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, directed by Henry Hathaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935
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- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Kenneth "Buddy" Scott: Blues guitarist / singer.
- Dick Enberg in Mount Clemens: Michigan, USA; sportscaster (Where's Huddles).
- Bob Denver in New Rochelle: New York, USA; actor (Dobie Gillis, Gilligan - Gilligan's Island).
- Earl G Graves: Sr.
- Brian Harradine: Australian independent Senator.
- Bob Denver: American actor in film and TV, a comedian best known for his role in two TV comedy series. Adept at portraying characters with eccentric personalities, he played Maynard G. Krebs, a worldly-wise, goateed beatnik who responded to any mention of labor with a falsetto screech, "work!" in "The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis," 1959. Dobie Gillis ran four seasons and he took off a year before reappearing as the befuddled Gilligan in "Gilligan's Island" 1964-67. The series was a hit for three years before
- Dick Enberg: American sports announcer, Enberg began broadcasting in college. As a young assistant professor at California State University, he served as assistant baseball coach as well. In 1975 he was hired by NBC Sports as an announcer for college basketball. His knowledge and appeal zoomed him to the announcer's microphone for other sports and he has covered special events like the Olympics and championship games in tennis, golf, baseball, boxing and more.
- John McCormack: Known as "Cowboy" because of his bow legs, McCormack started boxing in 1950 at the age of fifteen. By 1956 he held the Scottish and A.B.A. Light Middleweight titles as an amateur. He earned the bronze medal in the light middleweight division (– 71 kg) at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, losing to future world light-heavyweight champion, José Torres. Torres, when asked who had been his toughest opponent is quoted to have answered ‘The guy with the bow legs from Scotland that I fo
- Earl Graves: Sr. American businessman and publisher founded Black Enterprise magazine
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