1935 Newspapers

Curious about what happened in 1935? This was a fascinating year in history, and you can find out all about it with our historical newspaper archive.

Historic Newspapers is proud to have the largest collection of authentic newspapers in the UK. Interested in a particular event from 1935? Or perhaps you know someone with a special connection to this year and you want to buy them a sentimental gift? Browse our archive which contains over 4 million newspapers from some of the nation’s most esteemed publications such as The Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph. Read history how it happened at the time in an original newspaper.

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1935 Newspaper Headlines

Major 1935 events include the publication of the first Penguin book, the German rearmament, the victory and return to power of the conservative party in Britain and much more. Our collection of 1935 newspaper articles tell the stories of the nation and the world, through first hand accounts of what was going on at the time. The best way to understand history is through the eyes of those who lived it.

An authentic newspaper is a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasion, and is a thoughtful gift that your loved one will appreciate. History is the key to understanding the present and the future, so it’s imperative that we never stop learning about the world as it existed before us.

8th January 1935
Birth of Elvis Presley, American singer, actor, and guitarist (d. 1977).

28th January 1935
Iceland becomes the first country to legalise abortion on medical grounds.

22nd February 1935
Aircraft are banned from flying over the White House.

16th March 1935
Adolf Hitler announces German rearmament, despite this being in violation of the Versailles Treaty.

21st March 1935
Persia is renamed Iran.

19th May 1935
T. E. Lawrence, former British-soldier and subject of the film “Lawrence of Arabia”, dies in a motorbike accident.

10th June 1935
Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.

30th July 1935
The first Penguin paperback books are published.

5th November 1935
Parker Brothers, the toy manufacturer and brand, releases the first edition of the board game ‘Monopoly‘.

14th November 1935
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin wins the 1935 general election and returns to office for the Conservative Party, with a large but reduced majority.

3rd December 1935
Princess Victoria, daughter of King Edward VII (b. 1868) dies.

18th December 1935
Samuel Hoare resigns as British foreign secretary and is replaced by Anthony Eden.

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