What Happened in March 1934

Historical Events

  • 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 P├Ąts 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

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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)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Riet [M J J] Roosen-van Pelt, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 2 Bernard Rands, composer (Wildtrack), born in Sheffield, England
  • Mar 2 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, NFLer
  • Mar 3 Gia Scala, Italy, actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • Mar 4 Barbara McNair, Racine Wisc, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show)
  • Mar 4 Jane van Lawick-Goodall, ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize)
  • Mar 4 John Duffey, bluegrass musician
  • Mar 4 Mario Davidovsky, Buenos Aires Argentinia, composer (Synchronisms)
  • Mar 4 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Mar 4 Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist
  • Mar 4 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, born in Moscow
  • Mar 5 James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)

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Mar 5 Daniel Kahneman, Israeli economist and Nobel laureate, born in Tel Aviv, Israel

Economist and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Economist and Psychologist
Daniel Kahneman
  • Mar 6 John Noakes, British TV presenter
  • Mar 7 Nari Contractor, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain)
  • Mar 7 Willard Scott, weather forecaster (Today Show)
  • Mar 7 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer
  • Mar 8 Christian Wolff, composer
  • Mar 8 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • Mar 8 Marv Breeding, American baseball player (d.2006)
  • Mar 9 Joyce Van Patten, actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show), born in Queens, New York

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Mar 9 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), born in Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1968)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin
  • Mar 10 Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
  • Mar 11 George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
  • Mar 11 Joep Straesser, composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
  • Mar 11 Keith Speed, British MP
  • Mar 11 Sam Donaldson, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 11 Sydney Burke, cricketer (South African quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
  • Mar 12 Rudolph Agner, CEO (Consolidated Gold Fields)
  • Mar 13 Barry Hughart, American author
  • Mar 14 Eugene A Cernan, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 14 Shirley Scott, swing/blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine)
  • Mar 14 Paul Rader, the 15th General of The Salvation Army
  • Mar 15 Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar, composer/songwriter
  • Mar 15 Wolfgang Hufschmidt, composer
  • Mar 15 Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
  • Mar 16 Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Erhard Grosskopf, composer
  • Mar 17 Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar
  • Mar 18 Pavle Despalj, composer
  • Mar 18 Roy Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1983)
  • Mar 19 Borge Andersen, Denmark, Danish Chess Champion (1967, 68)
  • Mar 20 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker
  • Mar 20 Marion Conti, arch bishop (Aberdeen England)
  • Mar 20 Willie Brown, American politician
  • Mar 20 David Malouf, Australian author
  • Mar 21 Al Freeman Jr, Tx, actor (One Life to Live, My Sweet Charlie), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 21 Lister Carney, Bellaire Oh, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • Mar 22 Leslie Turnberg, president (Royal College of Physicians)
  • Mar 22 Orrin Hatch, politician (Sen-R-UT, 1977- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 22 Sheila Cameron, QC, Vicar-General (Province of Canterbury)
  • Mar 22 May Britt, Sweden, actress (Young Lions)/wife of Sammy Davis Jr
  • Mar 22 Larry Martyn, English comedy actor (d. 1994)
  • Mar 23 Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)
  • Mar 23 Mark Rydell, actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 23 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • Mar 23 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
  • Mar 24 William Smith, American actor

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Mar 25 Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher (Ms Magazine), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
  • Mar 25 Johnny Burnette, guitarist (Trains Kept A-Rollin, You're 16), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 26 Alan Arkin, actor (Catch 22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 26 G T Pryce, CEO (Dalgety)
  • Mar 26 Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
  • Mar 27 Arthur Mitchell, choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem)
  • Mar 27 David Hancock, secretary (British Department of Education & Science)
  • Mar 27 Istvan Csurka, Budapest, Hungary, politician and writer, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 28 Siegfried Thiele, composer
  • Mar 29 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, composer
  • Mar 29 Paul Crouch, American televangelist
  • Mar 30 Lord Tanlaw [Simon Mackay], crossbench member of the House of Lords
  • Mar 31 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russia, cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)
  • Mar 31 John D. Loudermilk, country singer and songwriter (Tobacco Road), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Mar 31 Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)
  • Mar 31 Richard Chamberlain, Beverly Hills, California, American actor (Dr Kildare)

Famous Deaths

  • 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