Historical Events in May 1934

  • 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!

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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)