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1935 Trivia

<< - 1934
World Series Champions:
Detroit Tigers
NFL Champions:
Detriot Lions
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Maroons
U.S. Open Golf:
Sam Parks Jr.
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Wilmer L. Allison/Helen H. Jacobs
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Fred Perry/Helen Moody
NCAA Football Champions:
Minnesota & SMU
Kentucky Derby:
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Josephine Baker, Joan Blondell, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Hedy Lamarr, Myrna Loy, Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Thelma Todd, Mae West
"The Quote"

"The breakfast of champions"
- Wheaties

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Haile Selassie I
Miss America:
Henrietta Leaver (Pittburgh, PA)
The Scandals:

Airplane Celebrity Death: Will Rogers and Wiley Post, in Alaska.

Huey Long, Louisiana Senator was shot.

Nerd News:

October 31, 1935 - Orson Welles' famous "War Of The Worlds" broadcast airs for the first time, causing a mass panic throughout the United States.

Avery (later Avery Dennison) introduced self-adhesive labels. The original company name was 'Kum Kleen Products.'

Any trivia expert can tell you that Parker Brothers' Monopoly Game was released in 1935. Not as many can tell you, off the top of thier heads, that the starting amount in the 'bank' was $15,140, but was recently upped to $20,580. Each player starts with $1,500.

Crackers with a 'taste of affordable luxury' started selling nation-wide. The Ritz Cracker was available for 19 cents a box.

The Habit:
NOT DRINKING - Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in New York City by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.
1st appearances & 1935's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Monopoly*, Fire Fly Sled**
Best Film Oscar Winner:
Mutiny on the Bounty