Important dates


16 February

P. E. Svinhufvud is elected President of the Republic. In the election, he gets 151 votes, while K. J. Ståhlberg, the first president of Finland, gets 149 votes.

28–29 August

Finland wins the Sweden-Finland Athletics International in Stockholm with a score of 104–76. The match is radio broadcast to Finland with Martti Jukola as commentator. After the match, Urho Kekkonen, Chairman of the Finnish Athletics Federation, announces that Finland is going to abandon the tradition, because the “scandal news” of the Swedish sports press have damaged the relations between the two countries.

29–30 December

An advisory referendum on the prohibition is organised. More than 70 per cent of the voters vote for the repeal of the law.