What Happened in July 1934

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY
  • Jul 2 General Lazaro Cardenas elected president of Mexico
  • Jul 3 FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria IL
  • Jul 4 Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment
  • Jul 4 Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
  • Jul 5 "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.
  • Jul 6 47th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats H Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
  • Jul 6 54th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)

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Jul 7 Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles championship

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 9 SS-Reichsfuehrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps

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Jul 10 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 10 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • Jul 10 Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in All star game
  • Jul 11 FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal
  • Jul 12 US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned
  • Jul 12 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 13 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 14 116°F (47°C), Orogrande NM (state record, broken on June 27, 1994)
  • Jul 14 NY Times erroneously declares Ruth 700 HR record to stand for all time
  • Jul 14 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
  • Jul 14 Ruth hits 700th career home run
  • Jul 15 Continental Airlines commences operations.

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Jul 16 Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 17 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
  • Jul 20 118°F (48°C), Keokuk, Iowa (state record)
  • Jul 21 113°F (45°C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
  • Jul 22 Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
  • Jul 23 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes
  • Jul 24 1st ptarmigan hatched & reared in captivity, Ithaca, NY
  • Jul 25 Failed nazi coup in Austria
  • Jul 27 French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms
  • Jul 28 118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
  • Jul 29 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
  • Jul 29 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • Jul 31 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Jamie Farr, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 1 Jean Marsh, actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed), born in London, England

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Jul 1 Sydney Pollack, American diretcor, actor and producer (Tootsie, Out of Africa), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2008)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • Jul 1 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • Jul 2 Ivan Madray, WI cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
  • Jul 3 Manfred Bieler, writer
  • Jul 4 Colin Welland, screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs) born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • Jul 7 Vinko Globokar, composer
  • Jul 7 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Jul 8 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England
  • Jul 8 Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and former politician

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Jul 9 Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Architect Michael Graves
Architect
Michael Graves
  • Jul 10 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62)
  • Jul 10 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, (d. 2012)

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Jul 11 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • Jul 12 Van Cliburn Jr, [Harvey Lavan], La, pianist (Tchaikovsky 1958)
  • Jul 13 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • Jul 13 Ivor Mendonca, WI cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • Jul 13 Roger Reynolds, composer
  • Jul 13 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)
  • Jul 14 Leo Joseph Koury, Pitts, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jul 14 [Robert] Lee Elder, PGA golfer (1974 Monsanto Open), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 15 Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
  • Jul 15 Harrison Birtwistle, English composer. born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • Jul 15 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (d. 1977)
  • Jul 16 Donald Payne, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Jul 17 Pat McCormick, comedian (Don Rickles Show)
  • Jul 17 Philippe Capdenat, composer
  • Jul 17 Rainer Kisch, German writer, born in Döbeln
  • Jul 17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • Jul 18 Edward Bond, English playwright/director (Blow-up)
  • Jul 18 Darlene Conley, American actress (d. 2007)
  • Jul 19 Willem Nijholt, actor (De Nietsnut, Respect, Op Afbetaling)
  • Jul 19 Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
  • Jul 20 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
  • Jul 20 Ralph C RInzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys)
  • Jul 20 Uwe Johnson, German writer
  • Jul 21 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
  • Jul 21 Edolphus Towns, (Rep-D-New York, 1983- )

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Jul 22 Louise Fletcher, actress (One Flew over Cuckoo's Nest), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Jul 23 Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
  • Jul 24 Jimmy Holiday, US singer (How Can I Forget)
  • Jul 24 Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
  • Jul 24 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
  • Jul 24 Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
  • Jul 25 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
  • Jul 26 Anthony Gilbert, composer
  • Jul 26 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Jul 27 John Pardoe, CEO (Sight & Sound Education)/Liberal MP
  • Jul 28 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
  • Jul 28 Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • Jul 29 Alfred Scott, WI cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • Jul 30 Andre Prevost, composer
  • Jul 30 Ben Piazza, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jul 30 Bud Selig, owner (Milwaukee Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner

Famous Weddings


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

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart

Famous Deaths

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

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Jul 22 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, shot dead at 31 by federal agents at the Biograph Theater in Chicago

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
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

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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)