… follows 34 and precedes 36.
… is XXXV in Roman numeral.
… is the highest number one can count to on one’s fingers, if you use base 6.
… is the basic film gauge (in millimeters) most commonly used for both analog photography and motion pictures.
… is the minimum age of candidates for election to the United States Presidency.
On this date in history 35 years ago
- North Korea shot down a US helicopter, killing 3
- US House established the permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- was the last day of the New York City blackout
- Princess Victoria of Sweden was born
- the #1 song in the US was Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy; it was So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate in the UK — the least said, the better
- #1 on the New York Times book bestseller lists:
- Fiction – The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
- Non-fiction – Your Erroneous Zones by David Wallechhinsky
- playing in movie theaters:
- The Spy Who Loved Me — was in limited release
- The Rescuers
- The Island of Dr. Moreau
- MacArthur would open the next day
- Star Wars — (way before it became tagged with an episode numeral) was still going strong, and would reclaim the #1 spot at the box office later this month
- The Deep — the film for males my age that forever melded the white tee-shirt and Jacqueline Bisset into our hearts and minds, reclaimed the box office title this week (fourth weekend out from its initial release)
- via my college’s job placement bulletin board, I began working at one particular health institution, and no one is more surprised than me that I’m still there.