What the sky looked like on 1935
Get the star map showing the sky over this special date
With the Great Depression well underway and the Second World War a few years on the horizon, 1935 was a year of truly global importance.
By this time, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Regime was firmly in control of Germany and in 1935, Hitler began taking significant steps that would ultimately lead to the outbreak of war across the globe. In February, Hitler reinstated the German Air Force (the Luftwaffe). One month later, Hitler formally announced German re-armament to the world. Then in May, Hitler announced conscription into the German Army (the Wehrmacht). All of these steps were taken in violation of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, which had formally ended fighting between Germany and the Allied Powers of World War One.
1935 was also an important year for advances in modern technology, and there were some especially great achievements in the field of aeronautics. In January, Amelia Earhart became the first pilot to fly solo from Hawaii to California. Howard Hughes set the airspeed record for the time by hitting a top speed of 352mph. In a particularly important development in England, radar was used for the first time to detect incoming aircraft.
In addition to the terrible difficulties during the Great Depression, many thousands of Americans had to face the Dust Bowl – a period of severe drought and dust storms that hit the American Great Plains. 1935 was an especially difficult year and conditions had deteriorated in the Great Plains to the point where millions of Americans abandoned their farms and looked for a new life elsewhere.
While this was ongoing, in Washington, D.C., President Franklin D. Rooseveltsigned the Social Security Act into law. This was a major piece of his “New Deal” program and marked a fundamental shift in the Federal government’s relationship to individuals across the States.
Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial
Which were the top hits of 1935?
Top #1 songs in the USA
Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1935 in the USA ?
Which were the important events of 1935?