Plymouth PJ Trivia


Production began November 17. 1934

Public announcement January 5, 1935

Bob McKenzie set a new coast-to-coast record in a PJ business coupe (above) (Los Angeles to New York) and return (6,942 miles) in 121 hours and 52 minutes.

In a government-sponsored attempt to build an “everyman’s airplane,” Ole Fahlin and Swen Swanson built an airplane powered by a 1935 PJ engine. The plane dubbed a “Plymocoupe” was adorned with the sailing ship hood ornament. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS

Jimmy Lynch and his “Devil Dodgers” used the durable PJ Plymouth exclusively in the auto thrill shows that were very popular during that era.

It happened in 1935
Man of the Year
Emperor Haile Sellassie of Ethopia

An excellent year for cars, an excellent year for movies
"It Happened One Night" won the Oscar.
Alice Adams
Bride of Frankenstein

Captain Blood
David Copperfield
The Informer
Les Miserables

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
The Littlest Rebel
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mutiny on the Bounty
Naughty Marietta

A Night at the Opera
Ruggles of Red Gap
The Scoundrel
A Tale of Two Cities
The 39 Steps

Top Hat

The term "Hot" became a superlative for good

World Series
Chicago Cubs 2---Detroit Tigers 4

Konrad Zuse, in Berlin, Germany, developed his Z-1 computer in his parent's living room, a relay computer, using binary arithmetic.

Television was first broadcast.

The 1935 Labor Day hurricane, this one was truly extraordinary and one for the record books. 200 mph winds struck the Florida coast in "the storm of the century."

Nuremberg Laws ended German citizenship for Jews.

Publication of Sex and Temperment in Three Primative Societies by Margaret Mead.

Elvis and Geraldine Ferraro were born, Andre Citroen and T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) died.

Iran became the new name for Persia.

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded

After a whirlwind tour of the Soviet Union, actor Paul Robeson contemplates resettling his family in the socialist nation, where he finds all races treated equally.

Navy dirigible Macon crashed at sea off the California coast.

Russian liquid-propellant meteorological rocket, designed by M. K. Tikhonravov, successfully flown.

Goddard rocket attained altitude of 7,500 feet in New Mexico.
World's largest airplane, the Russian Maxim Gorky, crashed near Moscow, killing all aboard.

James Chadwick won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the neutron.

Helena Montana was hit by a 6.25 earthquake.

15 people died constructing Hoover Dam

Duke Ellington records In a Sentimental Mood

The Swing band era opens with the sudden rise of Benny Goodman. Benny's band toured the U.S.

Top Songs
(Count the number that are still around)
In A Little Gypsy Tea Room
Red Sails In The Sunset
In The Middle Of A Kiss
Moon Over Miami
On Treasure Island
Cheek To Cheek
East Of The Sun
And Then Some
Chasing Shadows
I'm In The Mood For Love
Life Is A Song
What's The Reason
I'll Never Say Never Again
A Little Bit Independent
Lovely To Look At
Lullaby Of Broadway
Paris In The Spring
You Are My Lucky Star
You're All I Need
Soon (Maybe Not Tomorrow)
Top Hat White Tie And Tails
I Won't Dance
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
About A Quarter To Nine
L've Got A Feeling You're Fooling
I Found A Dream
Accent On Youth

In October 1935, musician Coleman Hawkins records his famous piece "Body and Soul" in New York City. That same month of October, the opera "Porgy and Bess" opened in New York.

Judy Garland appeared with Wallace Beery on NBCs The Shell Chateau Hour. She sang Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart. Her father, Frank Gumm died the next day.

"Les Créateurs du Cubisme" exhibition at the Galerie des Beaux-Arts, with a catalogue by Raymond Cogniat and introduction by Maurice Raynal.

The Yo Yo replaced the chain letter as as the latest fad.


copyright © 2004-2016 Paul Curtis - all rights reserved