What Happened in September 1934

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Spelling-Marchand Laws enforced
  • Sep 1 SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Sep 3 Tunisia began its move for independence

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Sep 4 Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Sep 8 Bradman scores 132 v Leveson-Gower XI, 90 mins, 24 fours 1 six
  • Sep 8 Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle bound for NJ catches fire, 133 die
  • Sep 9 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
  • Sep 9 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 12 Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR
  • Sep 12 54th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Wilmer Allison (6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6)
  • Sep 13 Judge Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000

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Sep 17 RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven's 5th)

  • Sep 17 USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)
  • Sep 18 St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
  • Sep 18 USSR admitted to League of Nations
  • Sep 19 Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby
  • Sep 21 St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0
  • Sep 21 Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000
  • Sep 22 An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.

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Sep 24 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 24 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
  • Sep 25 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side" premieres in NYC

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Sep 25 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Sep 25 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • Sep 26 British liner Queen Mary is launched
  • Sep 30 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
  • Sep 30 St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Terepai Maoate, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (1999-2002), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 2 Michael Sahl, composer
  • Sep 2 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, born in Potsdam Germany (d. 2015)
  • Sep 3 Xavier Darasse, composer
  • Sep 3 Freddie King, Gilmer Tx, blues singer (Hideaway)

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Sep 4 Clive Granger, Welsh-born British economist and Nobel laureate, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2009)

Economist Clive Granger
Clive Granger
  • Sep 5 Carol Lawrence, Illinois, dancer/actress (West Side Story)
  • Sep 6 Jody McCrea, actor (Ben Matheson-Wichita Town), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 7 Bill Giles, baseball owner (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Rochester, New York
  • Sep 7 Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], Inverness Mississippii, blues singer and guitarist
  • Sep 7 Omar Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon (1990-92, 2004-05), born in An Nouri
  • Sep 7 Mary Bauermeister, German artist
  • Sep 8 Peter Maxwell Davies, composer (Prolation, Taverner), born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)
  • Sep 8 Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician
  • Sep 9 Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)
  • Sep 10 Charles Kuralt, newscaster (On the Road), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Sep 10 James L Oberstar, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975-2011), born in Chisholm, Minnesota, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 10 Larry Sitsky, composer

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Sep 10 Roger Maris, American baseball player and HR champion (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Sep 10 Vasil Kazandzhiev, composer
  • Sep 11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist
  • Sep 11 Norma Croker, Australian sprinter
  • Sep 11 Ian Abercrombie, Grays, Essex, English actor (Birds of Prey, Desperate Housewives)
  • Sep 12 Gunther Gebel-Williams, lion tamer (Ringling Bros Circus)
  • Sep 12 Glenn Davis, American athlete
  • Sep 12 Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher
  • Sep 14 Hans Faverey, Dutch poet
  • Sep 14 Kate Millett, feminist/author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Sep 14 Sarah Kofman, philosopher
  • Sep 15 Fred Nile, Australian politician

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Sep 16 Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers), born in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • Sep 16 Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
  • Sep 16 Ronnie Drew, Ex-Singer of The Dubliners and Solo Artist (d.2008)
  • Sep 17 Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, Ca, tennis, 1st woman grand slam (1953)
  • Sep 17 Orlando Cepeda, Giants player (NL MVP 1967)
  • Sep 19 Brian Epstein, rock manager (Beatles)

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Sep 20 Sophia Loren, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid), born in Rome, Italy

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren

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Sep 21 Leonard Cohen, singer/songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec

Musician Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen
  • Sep 22 Lute Olson, American basketball coach
  • Sep 23 Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx)
  • Sep 24 Bernard Nevill, textile designer
  • Sep 24 John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)
  • Sep 24 Manfred Worner, German general/sect-gen (NATO, 1988-94)
  • Sep 24 Robert Lang, actor (Night Watch)/director
  • Sep 24 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • Sep 25 John S Bull, astronaut, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Sep 25 Struther Arnott, professor (St Andrew University)
  • Sep 25 Jean Sorel, French actor
  • Sep 26 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)
  • Sep 26 Raphael Samuel, historian
  • Sep 27 Barbara Howar, reporter (Wash Post, Entertainment Tonight), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 27 Claude Jarman Jr, Nashville Tn, actor (Rio Grande, Inside Straight)
  • Sep 27 DAER Peake, CEO (Kleinwort Benson Group)
  • Sep 27 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
  • Sep 27 Greg Morris, actor (Mission Impossible, Vega$), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 27 Wilford Brimley, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon)
  • Sep 28 Brigitte Bardot, sex kitten (And God Created Women), born in Paris, France
  • Sep 28 Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
  • Sep 29 Lance Gibbs, cricketer (prolific West Indian off-spinner, 309 wickets)
  • Sep 29 Lindsay Kline, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler Hat-trick 1957)
  • Sep 29 Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Psychology professor
  • Sep 30 Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer
  • Sep 30 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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
  • Sep 15 David Vaughan Thomas, composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 17 Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 18 Marie Shotwell, actress (Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 54
  • Sep 24 Edwin Lehare, composer, dies at 69