Historical Events in January 1934

  • Jan 1 Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
  • Jan 1 Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective
  • Jan 1 International Telecommunication Union established
  • Jan 1 Nazi Germany passes the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".
  • Jan 1 20th Rose Bowl: Columbia beats Stanford, 7-0
  • Jan 2 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania

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Jan 2 Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 4 1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen's "Willem of Orange" premieres
  • Jan 5 Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
  • Jan 5 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
  • Jan 7 "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
  • Jan 8 Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
  • Jan 13 The Candidate of Science degree is established in the USSR.
  • Jan 15 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die

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Jan 15 Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jan 15 While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O'Malley, but survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest.
  • Jan 17 Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
  • Jan 17 Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated
  • Jan 17 NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • Jan 18 Eugene O'Neill's "Days Without End" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 19 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
  • Jan 20 Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria
  • Jan 22 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 26 Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • Jan 26 Nazi Germany & Poland sign 10-year non-aggression treaty
  • Jan 26 The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
  • Jan 27 French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
  • Jan 27 VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
  • Jan 27 27th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Margaret Molesworth (6-1, 6-4)
  • Jan 27 27th Men's Australian Championships: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 7-5, 6-1)
  • Jan 28 1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock, Vermont)
  • Jan 30 1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC
  • Jan 30 Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days

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Jan 30 Hitler proclamation on German unified states

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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Jan 31 FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt