Thursday 5 December 1935
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Marise Chamberlain and Calvin Trillin.
Sylvia Scarlett, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935
while Good-bye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton was one of the best selling books.
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- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Marise Chamberlain: New Zealand runner.
- Calvin Trillin: American journalist author and poet.
- Yury Vlasov: Ukrainian-Russian weightlifter and politician.
- Frans [MJ Francois] Erens: Literary (Years Gone By), dies at 78.
- 1st coml hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California)
- National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (New York City, New York).
- First commercial hydroponics operation established (Montebello, California).
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