Historical Events in August 1934

  • Aug 1 2nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 2 1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it

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Aug 2 Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of German armed forces

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Aug 2 William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour
  • Aug 3 Adolf Hitler merges the offices of German Chancellor and President, declaring himself "F├╝hrer" (leader)
  • Aug 4 NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game & beats Phillies 21-4
  • Aug 4 2nd British Empire Games open in London, England
  • Aug 6 US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915

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Aug 7 US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce

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Aug 10 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 11 1st federal prisoners arrive at Alcatraz in SF Bay
  • Aug 11 2nd British Empire Games close in London, England
  • Aug 16 US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)
  • Aug 16 US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere

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Aug 18 Donald Bradman (244) and Ponsford score 451 in partnership in 316 minutes for Australia against England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 18 48th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-1, 6-3)
  • Aug 19 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf tournament
  • Aug 19 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
  • Aug 20 Ponsford out for 266 in his final Test Cricket match
  • Aug 22 Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
  • Aug 22 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
  • Aug 27 Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin & Yips Harburg's musical 'Life Begins at 8:40' premieres in NYC
  • Aug 31 1st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 0, All-Stars 0 (79,432)