What Happened in 1934 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 340

  • Apr 10 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 12 Second highest ever wind speed of 372 km/h (231 mph) recorded on Mt Washington
  • Apr 12 The US Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers.
  • Apr 13 4.7 million US families report receiving welfare payments
  • Apr 13 US Congress passes Johnson Debt Default Act
  • Apr 17 New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5
  • Apr 18 1st "Washateria" (laundromat) opens (Fort Worth, Tx)

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Apr 18 Hitler names Joachim von Ribbentrop ambassador for disarmament

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Apr 19 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8

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Apr 19 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Apr 20 Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police
  • Apr 21 Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game

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Apr 28 FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Apr 28 Soccer team Blue White '34 forms
  • Apr 28 Spanish government of Samper forms
  • Apr 28 Tigers' Goose Goslin grounds into 4 straight double plays
  • Apr 29 Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
  • Apr 30 Austria gets "Austrian facist" constitution
  • May 1 Austria signs pact with Vatican
  • May 1 Philippine legislature accepts US proposal for independence
  • May 1 Water state kingdom dismisses NSB-leader Anton Mussert
  • May 2 Nazi-Germany begins People's court

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May 3 Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 5 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04
  • May 6 Red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters
  • May 7 Princess Juliana of the Netherlands opens Juliana Canal between Maastricht and Maasbracht.
  • May 7 Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autnomous Region
  • May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley (Men in White)
  • May 7 World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines
  • May 9 Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!

Music release#1 in the Charts

May 12 "Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • May 12 59th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2
  • May 13 Great dustbowl storm sweeps across US prairies
  • May 15 US Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive
  • May 15 Karlis Ulmanis names himself fascist dictator of Latvia
  • May 18 Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print (Sidney Skolsky)
  • May 18 Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a capital offense
  • May 18 Jimmie Foxx hits 1st HR in Comiskey Park center field bleachers
  • May 18 TWA began commercial service
  • May 19 Military coup by Col Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria
  • May 19 Sherlock Holmes crossword puzzle in "Sat Review of Lit" Males who solved puzzle became members of Baker Street Irregulars
  • May 21 Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes first US city to fingerprint its citizens
  • May 23 The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
  • May 24 Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia
  • May 25 Béla Bartòk's "Enchanted Deer" premieres
  • May 26 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
  • May 28 Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5
  • May 28 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days
  • May 28 Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
  • May 28 The Glyndebourne festival in Sussex, England, is inaugurated.
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Cummings wins in 4:46:05.254 (168.761 km/h)
  • Jun 1 AFC '34 soccer team forms in Alkmaar
  • Jun 2 39th Men's French Championships: Gottfried von Cramm beats Jack Crawford (6-4, 7-9, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3)
  • Jun 2 39th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Helen Jacobs (7-5, 4-6, 6-1)

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Jun 3 Dr Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted

  • Jun 5 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)
  • Jun 6 Securities & Exchange Commission established
  • Jun 6 Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game
  • Jun 9 1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released
  • Jun 9 38th US Golf Open: Olin Dutra shoots a 293 at Merion Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 9 66th Belmont: Wayne D Wright aboard Peace Chance wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 10 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 (OT) in footballs 2nd World Cup in Rome
  • Jun 10 USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations
  • Jun 11 Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
  • Jun 12 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Air Lines

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Jun 14 Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jun 14 Max Baer KO's Primo Carnera in 11 for HW box champ in Long Island City
  • Jun 14 WOQ-AM in KC Missouri goes off the air
  • Jun 15 Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated
  • Jun 18 US Highway planning surveys nationwide authorized
  • Jun 19 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created

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Jun 22 John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jun 25 Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)

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Jun 25 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle beating White Sox 11-2

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 25 Yank pitcher John Broaca ties record by striking out 5 times
  • Jun 26 FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions
  • Jun 26 Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty

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Jun 26 W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Jun 27 Federal Savings & Loan Association created
  • Jun 28 Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)
  • Jun 29 69th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jun 30 "Night of Long Knives" - Hitler stages a bloody purge of the Nazi party
  • Jun 30 French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit
  • Jun 30 NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions
  • 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
  • Jul 10 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
  • 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)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 704

  • Feb 24 Linda Cristal, Buenos Aires Arg, actress (Victoria-High Chapparal)
  • Feb 24 Renata Scotto, Savona, Italy, soprano and opera director (Violetta-La Traviata)
  • Feb 24 Shuko Mizuno, composer
  • Feb 24 Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo, Nyasaland (Malawi), Malawi President (2004-2012), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 25 Nicholas Edwards, Baron Crickhowell, British Conservative Party politician
  • Feb 25 Michael Wheeler-Booth, Clerk of the Parliaments
  • Feb 25 Robert Neame, British brewer (Shepherd Neame)
  • Feb 25 Bernard Bresslaw, English actor (d. 1993)
  • Feb 26 Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
  • Feb 26 Robert Novak, American political columnist

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Feb 27 Ralph Nader, Winsted Connecticut, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed)

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • Feb 27 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 27 [Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)
  • Feb 27 Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
  • Feb 28 Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), born in NYC, New York
  • 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)
  • Apr 1 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Sparkman, Arkansas
  • Apr 1 Don Hastings, American actor (Capt Video, Bob-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 1 Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Apr 1 Vladimir Posner, Russian/French/American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • Apr 2 Brian Glover, actor (McGuffin)
  • Apr 2 Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Department of Health)
  • Apr 2 Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
  • Apr 2 Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 3 David Jones, British reverend/headmaster (Bryanston School)
  • Apr 3 Jane Goodall, ethologist (studied African chimps), born in London, England
  • Apr 3 Jim Parker, NFL guard, tackle (Baltimore Colts)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 134 of 134

  • 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
  • Oct 5 Jean Vigo, French filmer, dies
  • Oct 9 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered
  • Oct 9 King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)
  • Oct 12 Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer dies aged 82
  • Oct 15 Raymond Poincaré, premier/president France (1913-20), dies at 74
  • Oct 17 Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852)
  • Oct 19 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (houtgravures), dies at 63
  • Oct 22 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster, shot dead at 30 by FBI in Ohio
  • Oct 25 Frank Sprague, American Inventor of the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77
  • Oct 29 Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 8 James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73
  • Nov 15 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies
  • Nov 16 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • Nov 16 Carl von Linde, German Engineer and Chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • Nov 17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist (b. 1872)
  • Nov 23 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • Nov 26 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b.1866)
  • Nov 27 "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
  • Nov 27 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 27 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 30 Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)
  • Dec 1 Sergei M Kirov, Josef Stalin's collaborator, assassinated in Leningrad
  • Dec 3 Charles James O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • Dec 6 Duke Charles Michael of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1863)
  • Dec 8 Bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 12 Thorleif Haug, Norwegian Nordic skier (b. 1894)
  • Dec 13 Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (b. 1854)
  • Dec 15 Maggie L. Walker, African American teacher and businesswoman (1st female Bank President),dies at 69