What Happened in 1934

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 340

  • Jan 1 Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
  • Jan 1 Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective
  • Jan 1 International Telecommunication Union established
  • Jan 1 Nazi Germany passes the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".
  • Jan 1 20th Rose Bowl: Columbia beats Stanford, 7-0
  • Jan 2 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania

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Jan 2 Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 4 1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen's "Willem of Orange" premieres
  • Jan 5 Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
  • Jan 5 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
  • Jan 7 "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
  • Jan 8 Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Jan 13 The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • Jan 15 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die

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Jan 15 Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jan 15 While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O'Malley, but survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest.
  • Jan 17 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
  • Jan 17 Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated
  • Jan 17 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • Jan 18 Eugene O'Neill's "Days Without End" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 19 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
  • Jan 20 Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria
  • Jan 22 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 26 Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • Jan 26 Nazi Germany & Poland sign 10-year non-aggression treaty
  • Jan 26 The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
  • Jan 27 French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
  • Jan 27 VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
  • Jan 27 27th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Margaret Molesworth (6-1, 6-4)
  • Jan 27 27th Men's Australian Championships: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 7-5, 6-1)
  • Jan 28 1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock, Vermont)
  • Jan 30 1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC
  • Jan 30 Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days

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Jan 30 Hitler proclamation on German unified states

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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Jan 31 FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 1 Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
  • Feb 2 Dutch RC Bishops warn against fascism/nazism
  • Feb 6 Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500
  • Feb 6 Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • Feb 7 1st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Miss
  • Feb 8 Export-Import Bank organizes in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 8 Gaston Doumergue forms new French government
  • Feb 9 -14.3°F (-25.7°C), coldest day in New York City
  • Feb 9 -51°F (-46°C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record)
  • Feb 9 Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)
  • Feb 10 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
  • Feb 10 Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp

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Feb 10 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount" premieres in NYC

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

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Feb 10 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Feb 10 Thomson/Gertrude Stein's opera premieres in NYC
  • Feb 12 Export-Import Bank incorporates
  • Feb 12 France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists
  • Feb 12 The four-day February Uprising, sometimes called the Austrian Civil War, begins.
  • Feb 13 Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialist party
  • Feb 13 The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • Feb 14 NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game: Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto
  • Feb 16 Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
  • Feb 16 Commission of Government is sworn in as form of direct rule for the Dominion of Newfoundland.
  • Feb 17 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)
  • Feb 19 US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 months
  • Feb 20 Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC
  • Feb 21 Nicaraguan patriot Augusto Cesar Sandino assassinated by National Guard

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Feb 22 "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Outstanding Production 1935)

Actor Clark Gable
Clark Gable
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • Feb 23 Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Feb 23 Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium
  • Mar 1 Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
  • Mar 1 Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 2 Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha

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Mar 3 John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Mar 4 Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated
  • Mar 5 Mother-in-law's day 1st celebrated (Amarillo, Tx)
  • Mar 6 Sidney Howard & Paul de Kruif's "Yellowjacket" premieres in NYC

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Mar 8 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • Mar 10 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
  • Mar 10 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis
  • Mar 10 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 11 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer
  • Mar 12 Acting Pres Constantine Päts commits coup in Tallinn Estonia
  • Mar 12 Josip Broz (Tito) freed from jail
  • Mar 12 Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 15 US Information Service opens
  • Mar 16 Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
  • Mar 16 6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade", Charles Laughton & Katharine Hepburn wins

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Mar 17 Dollfuss, Mussolini & Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Mar 20 Rudolf Kuhnold demonstrates radar in Kiel Germany
  • Mar 20 Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Mar 21 Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500
  • Mar 21 Babe Didrikson pitches an inning in an A's-Dodgers exhibition game Walks 1, hits the next guy, 3rd guy hits into triple-play
  • Mar 22 Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)
  • Mar 23 US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
  • Mar 23 93rd Grand National: Gerry Wilson aboard Golden Miller wins
  • Mar 24 U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years
  • Mar 25 1st Masters Golf Tournament: Horton Smith wins, shooting a 284
  • Mar 26 Driving tests introduced in Britain
  • Mar 29 Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist workers' movement bankrupt
  • Mar 31 Netherlands Indies BC Ltd begins radio transmission (Indonesia)
  • Apr 1 Bonnie & Clyde kill 2 police officers

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 1 Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • Apr 6 418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany

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Apr 7 In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 704

  • Jan 3 Bryan George Kelly, composer
  • Jan 3 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
  • Jan 5 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
  • Jan 6 Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • Jan 6 Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
  • Jan 6 Tassos Papadopoulos, president of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Jan 7 Charles Lamont Jenkins, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)
  • Jan 8 Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France cyclist (5-time winner)
  • Jan 8 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist
  • Jan 8 Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Jan 8 Roy Kinnear, Lancashire England, actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers)
  • Jan 8 Gene Freese, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 8 Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
  • Jan 9 Bart Starr, NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
  • Jan 9 Julian B Coco, Antilles, guitarist/tutor (Princess Christina)
  • Jan 10 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician
  • Jan 11 Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, Computer scientist

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Jan 11 Jean Chretien, Shawinigan Quebec, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003)

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • Jan 12 Burdette Haldorson, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • Jan 12 Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer
  • Jan 13 Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 14 Richard Briers, English actor, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 16 Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
  • Jan 16 Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano
  • Jan 16 Richard Wernick, composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Donald Cammell, film director
  • Jan 17 Shari Lewis, ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 17 Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
  • Jan 20 Tom Baker, British actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
  • Jan 21 Audrey Dalton, Irish actress

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Jan 22 Bill Bixby, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian), born in San Francisco, California

Actor Bill Bixby
Bill Bixby
  • Jan 22 Graham Kerr, English-born chef (Galloping Gourmet)
  • Jan 23 Lou Antonio, actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 23 Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 24 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
  • Jan 25 Elizabeth Allen, actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jan 26 Huey "Piano" Smith, pianist (Having a Good Time)
  • Jan 26 Huey "Piano" Smith, Rhythm and Blues pianist (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 26 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • Jan 27 Donald Spiers, controller (Aircraft MoD)
  • Jan 27 Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
  • Jan 27 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )
  • Jan 27 Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO (De Beers)
  • Jan 28 BR White, principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)
  • Jan 28 Bill White, US, 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
  • Jan 28 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
  • Jan 29 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jan 29 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
  • Jan 30 Tammy Grimes, Lynn Mass, actress (Can't Stop the Music)
  • Jan 31 Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)
  • Jan 31 James Franciscus, Clayton Mo, actor (Mr Novak, Longstreet, Hunter)
  • Jan 31 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
  • Feb 1 Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
  • Feb 3 Jeremy Kemp, Chesterfield England, actor (Winds of War)
  • Feb 4 Jouko Sakari Linjama, composer
  • Feb 5 Henry 'Hank' Aaron, Mobile Alabama, baseball player (record 755 HRs, 1957 NL MVP)

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Feb 5 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • Feb 6 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
  • Feb 7 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 7 King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US vocalist (Memphis Soul Stew)
  • Feb 7 Piet Bukman, Dutch minister for Development Aid (CDA)
  • Feb 7 Eddie Fenech Adami, President of Malta
  • Feb 8 Galina Bystrova, USSR, pentathelete (1957, 58)
  • Feb 9 John A Ziegler Jr, Grosse Pointe Mich, 4th NHL pres (1977-92)
  • Feb 10 Fleur Adcock, New Zealand poet
  • Feb 11 Francesco Pennisi, composer
  • Feb 11 John Surtees, British race car driver
  • Feb 11 Mary Quant, Kent England, fashion designer (Chelsea Look, Mod Look)
  • Feb 11 Patrick Holmes Sellors, ophthalmologist
  • Feb 11 Tina Louise, actress (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Julie-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 11 Mel Carnahan, American politician (d. 2000)
  • Feb 12 Annette Crosbie, British(?) actress

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Feb 12 Bill Russell, Monroe La, NBAer (Boston Celtics, Oly-gold-56)

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 12 Anne Krueger, American economist
  • Feb 13 George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
  • Feb 14 Florence Henderson, Dale Ind, actress/singer (Carol-Brady Bunch)
  • Feb 14 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Oly-2 bronze-1956)
  • Feb 14 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • Feb 15 Niklaus Wirth, Switzerland, computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL)
  • Feb 15 Graham Kennedy, Australian actor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 16 Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
  • Feb 16 Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
  • Feb 16 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 2005)
  • Feb 17 Alan Bates, Allestree England, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)
  • Feb 17 Barry Humphries, Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage)
  • Feb 18 Skip Battin, singer-songwriter (The Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Feb 18 Aldo Ceccato, Milan Italy, conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77)
  • Feb 19 David Hugh Jones, Poole Dorset England, director (Betrayal)
  • Feb 19 Julian Belfrage, theatre Agent
  • Feb 19 Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • Feb 20 Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)
  • Feb 20 Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton
  • Feb 21 Rue McClanahan, Healdton Oklahoma, actress (Maude, Golden Girls)
  • Feb 22 Thomas Paul, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Feb 22 Sparky Anderson [George Lee Anderson], Bridgewater South Dakota, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Feb 24 Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
  • Feb 24 Flemming Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • Feb 24 Frank Chapot, US, equestrian (Olympic-silver-1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 7 Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 30 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 30 Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) in a civil ceremony in Paris

Painter Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
  • Feb 10 British born actor "North by Northwest" Cary Grant (30) weds "City Lights" actress Virginia Cherrill (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 19 US entertainer Bob Hope weds fellow entertainer Dolores DeFina

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 High-ranking member of British intelligence Kim Philby (22) weds communist Litzi Friedmann in Vienna, Austria

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 26 Theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Augusta Maria Harkanyi

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28 Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 29 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (24) weds screenwriter Arthur Sheekman (33)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Gloria Stuart

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds businesswoman Grace Dozier

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Sep 29 Rondo Hatton weds Mabel Housh

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 8 South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 13 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 17 Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 29 Prince George, Duke of Kent weds princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 23 First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 7 Actress Gloria Swanson (35) divorces Michael Farmer after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 134

  • Jan 1 Jakob Wassermann, writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 6 Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
  • Jan 8 Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
  • Jan 8 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 10 Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • Jan 12 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • Jan 13 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • Jan 13 Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • Jan 15 Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
  • Jan 16 Annie Patterson, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 19 Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 29 Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
  • Jan 30 Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)
  • Feb 2 Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 16 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38
  • Feb 17 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • Feb 17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • Feb 22 Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • Feb 23 Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot, assassinated by National Guard
  • Feb 23 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 25 John J McGraw, manager (NY Giants), dies at 60
  • Mar 3 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Fritz Cortolezis, composer, dies at 56

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Mar 15 Davidson Black, Paleoanthropologist, dies while working alone during the night, in Beijing, China at 49

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Davidson Black
  • Mar 19 Anthony J Block, lawyer (Dutch strafproces), dies at 66
  • Mar 20 A Emma W T von Waldeck-Pyrmont, Dutch queen (& regent), dies at 76
  • Mar 21 Franz Schreker, Austrian composer, dies after suffering from a stroke at 55
  • Mar 21 Lilyan Tashman, actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 34
  • Mar 22 Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)
  • Mar 26 Grete Gulbransson, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 27 Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
  • Mar 29 Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • Mar 31 Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88
  • Apr 4 Braulio Dueno Colon, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 5 Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 7 William Monroe Trotter, African, dies on 62nd birthday in Boston
  • Apr 14 Gerald du Maurier, British actor-manager (Unmarried, Escape), dies
  • Apr 14 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (The Big Parade) dies at 47
  • Apr 30 William H. Welch, American pathologist who founded John Hopkins Hospital, dies at 75
  • May 1 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer, dies at 35
  • May 2 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist (commercial synthetic rubber), dies at 59
  • May 7 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • May 11 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)
  • May 14 Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)

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May 23 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

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May 23 Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • May 25 Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
  • May 27 Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam street hawker, dies
  • May 29 Eugenie Besserer, actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65
  • May 30 Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)
  • Jun 6 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • Jun 6 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor and early television pioneer (also invented the altimeter and automobile self-starter) dies at 66
  • Jun 10 Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72
  • Jun 11 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
  • Jun 15 Alfred Bruneau, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 18 Francisco Lacerda, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 21 [James] Thorne Smith, US, sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Turnabout)
  • Jun 27 Max Pallenberg, Austria actor (Brave Suender), dies in air crash at 56
  • Jun 30 Ernst Rohm, German staff member, executed at 46
  • Jun 30 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
  • Jun 30 Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
  • Jun 30 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52
  • Jun 30 Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1862)
  • Jun 30 Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)
  • Jul 3 Henry WAE, Prince of Netherlands/father of Queen Juliana, dies
  • Jul 4 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61

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Jul 4 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie
  • Jul 6 Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848)
  • Jul 9 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, dies at 55
  • Jul 12 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)

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Jul 13 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 15 Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies

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Jul 22 John Dillinger, shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago, at 33

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jul 25 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
  • Jul 25 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (b. 1889)
  • Jul 25 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer (b. 1874)
  • Jul 27 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
  • Jul 28 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer
  • Jul 29 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
  • Aug 1 Piotr Maszynski, composer, dies at 79

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Aug 2 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), dies of lung cancer at 86

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Aug 3 Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Aug 5 Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26
  • Aug 8 Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies
  • Aug 10 John Kane, Scottish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
  • Aug 12 Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Aug 18 Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61
  • Aug 28 Doris Ulmann, American photographer dies aged 52
  • Aug 30 Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79
  • Aug 31 Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies
  • Sep 2 Ruggiero de Rudolpho "Russ" Columbo, US singer/violist, dies at 26
  • Sep 2 Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
  • Sep 2 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player, All Black (b. 1860)
  • Sep 10 George Henschel, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 12 Catherine Breshkovsky, Babushka/Grandmother of Russian revolution, dies at 90