Historical Events in 1934 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 342 of 342

  • Jul 12 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 13 Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 14 116°F (47°C), Orogrande NM (state record, broken on June 27, 1994)
  • Jul 14 NY Times erroneously declares Ruth 700 HR record to stand for all time
  • Jul 14 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
  • Jul 14 Ruth hits 700th career home run
  • Jul 15 Continental Airlines commences operations.

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Jul 16 Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 17 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
  • Jul 20 118°F (48°C), Keokuk, Iowa (state record)
  • Jul 21 113°F (45°C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
  • Jul 22 Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
  • Jul 23 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes
  • Jul 24 1st ptarmigan hatched & reared in captivity, Ithaca, NY
  • Jul 25 Failed nazi coup in Austria
  • Jul 27 French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms
  • Jul 28 118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
  • Jul 29 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
  • Jul 29 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • Jul 31 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant
  • 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 "Führer" (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
  • Aug 10 Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
  • 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
  • Aug 18 Donald Bradman (244) and Ponsford score 451 in partnership in 316 minutes for Australia against England
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Sep 4 Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • 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.
  • Sep 24 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
  • 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

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Sep 28 "Judge Priest" film directed by John Ford, starring Will Rogers is released

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 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
  • Oct 1 Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 8 Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

  • Oct 9 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
  • Oct 9 Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
  • Oct 13 11th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 16-13 in Annapolis
  • Oct 14 "Lux Radio Theatre" premieres

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Oct 16 Mao Zedong & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Oct 17 "The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio
  • Oct 20 All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan
  • Oct 20 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
  • Oct 22 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
  • Oct 23 Jean Piccard & Jeanette Ridlen attain balloon height of 17.341 m (rec)
  • Oct 26 While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
  • Oct 28 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game
  • Nov 2 Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 3 Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP
  • Nov 3 Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP
  • Nov 4 Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7
  • Nov 6 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • Nov 7 Arthur L Mitchell, becomes first black Democratic US congressman (Illnois)
  • Nov 8 Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
  • Nov 11 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
  • Nov 11 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
  • Nov 15 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
  • Nov 20 Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0
  • Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Children's Hour" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 20 New Belgian government of Theunis, Francqui & Gutt (3 bankers)
  • Nov 20 Toronto Maple Leaf Harvey Jackson is 1st to score 4 goals in a period
  • Nov 21 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

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Nov 21 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nov 22 "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
  • Nov 23 An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
  • Nov 24 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 26 German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis
  • Nov 26 Turkish regiment decrees importing family names
  • Nov 27 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.

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Nov 28 Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Nov 29 Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally

MurderAssassination

Dec 1 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, Stalin uses as excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Dec 2 5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast
  • Dec 3 Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
  • Dec 3 KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 7 Wiley Post discovers jet stream
  • Dec 8 Friedrich Wolf's "Professor Mamlock" premieres in Zurich
  • Dec 9 NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
  • Dec 10 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
  • Dec 10 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
  • Dec 10 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
  • Dec 11 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland
  • Dec 11 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
  • Dec 11 Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 11 NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)
  • Dec 13 Mark Hellinger Theater (Warner Bros) opens at 237 W 51st St NYC
  • Dec 14 1st streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany NY)
  • Dec 15 Fokker F18 Snip flies to Neth West Indies
  • Dec 19 Japan agrees to naval treaty of 1922 & 1930
  • Dec 22 1st flight from Netherland to Curacao (Christmas flight 1934)
  • Dec 22 Miss Theo Trowbridge sets female bowling record 702 pins in games
  • Dec 24 Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430
  • Dec 25 Four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180
  • Dec 25 Samson Raphaelson's "Accent on Youth" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 26 Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms
  • Dec 27 1st youth hostel in US opens (Northfield, Mass)
  • Dec 27 Shah of Persia declares Persia now Iran
  • Dec 27 Vernon Duke & James Hanley's musical premieres in NYC
  • Dec 29 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)
  • Dec 29 Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma" premieres in Madrid
  • Dec 29 Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
  • Dec 31 Helen Richey becomes 1st woman to pilot an airmail transport