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A 1935 map dividing Birmingham's neighborhoods by desirability

1935 was the 64th year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.





The Loveman's building, shortly after it was completed in 1935. Photo by O. V. Hunt. courtesy BPL Archives





  • "The Object of My Affection" by the Boswell Sisters
  • March: Blues singer Lucille Bogan made her final recordings on the Banner label in Chicago, Illinois.








Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. The FBI killed the Barker Gang, including Ma Barker, in a shootout. Porky Pig made his debut in a Looney Tunes cartoon. Adolf Hitler announced German rearmament in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Persia was renamed Iran. The Dust Bowl continued to plague the western United States. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created. Babe Ruth appeared in his last career baseball game. Alcoholics Anonymous was founded. James J. Braddock defeated Max Baer at Madison Square Garden Bowl to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world. The board game Monopoly was first released. The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was created.

Notable 1935 births include Elvis Presley, Sonny Bono, Bob Denver, Jimmy Swaggart, Dudley Moore, Lee Meriwether, Ron Paul, Geraldine Ferraro, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Julie Andrews. Notable deaths in 1935 included Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Huey Long, and Walter Liggett. The Nobel Peace Prize went to Carl von Ossietzky. The top films were Mutiny on the Bounty, Becky Sharp, Top Hat, and The Littlest Rebel. Mutiny on the Bounty was Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Top hit songs included Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers' "Cheek to Cheek", Shirley Temple's "On The Good Ship Lollipop", the Dorsey Brothers' "Lullaby of Broadway", Cole Porter's "You're the Top", and Bing Crosby's "Silent Night, Holy Night".

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