1934 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 227

  • 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 2 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania
  • Jan 5 Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
  • 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
  • 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 Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated
  • 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 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 28 1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock, Vermont)
  • Jan 30 1st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, NYC

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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
  • Feb 1 Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
  • Feb 2 Dutch RC Bishops warn against fascism/nazism
  • Feb 6 Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500
  • Feb 6 Far right leagues rally in front of the Palais Bourbon in an attempted coup against the French Third Republic, creating a political crisis in France.
  • Feb 7 1st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Miss
  • Feb 8 Export-Import Bank organizes in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 8 Gaston Doumergue forms new French government
  • Feb 9 -14.3°F (-25.7°C), coldest day in New York City
  • Feb 9 -51°F (-46°C), Vanderbilt, Michigan (state record)
  • Feb 9 Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)
  • Feb 10 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
  • Feb 10 Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp

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Feb 10 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Feb 12 Export-Import Bank incorporates
  • Feb 12 France hit by a general strike against fascists & royalists
  • Feb 12 The four-day February Uprising, sometimes called the Austrian Civil War, begins.
  • Feb 13 Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialist party
  • Feb 13 The Soviet steamship Cheliuskin sinks in the Arctic Ocean.
  • Feb 16 Austrian Civil War ends with the defeat of the Social Democrats and the Republican Schutzbund.
  • Feb 16 Commission of Government is sworn in as form of direct rule for the Dominion of Newfoundland.
  • Feb 17 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)
  • Feb 19 US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 months
  • Feb 21 Nicaraguan patriot Augusto Cesar Sandino assassinated by National Guard
  • Feb 23 Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium
  • Mar 1 Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
  • Mar 2 Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha

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Mar 3 John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Mar 4 Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated
  • Mar 5 Mother-in-law's day 1st celebrated (Amarillo, Tx)
  • Mar 6 Sidney Howard & Paul de Kruif's "Yellowjacket" premieres in NYC

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Mar 8 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • Mar 10 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis
  • Mar 10 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 12 Acting Pres Constantine Päts commits coup in Tallinn Estonia
  • Mar 12 Josip Broz (Tito) freed from jail
  • Mar 12 Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 15 US Information Service opens
  • Mar 16 Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Mar 17 Dollfuss, Mussolini & Gombos sign Donau Pact (protocols of Rome)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Mar 20 Rudolf Kuhnold demonstrates radar in Kiel Germany
  • Mar 21 Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500
  • Mar 22 Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)
  • Mar 23 US Congress accepts Philippines independence in 1945
  • Mar 24 U.S. Congress passes the Tydings-McDuffie Act, declaring the Philippines independent after a period of 10 years
  • Mar 26 Driving tests introduced in Britain
  • Mar 29 Bank of Travail in Belgium, socialist workers' movement bankrupt
  • Mar 31 Netherlands Indies BC Ltd begins radio transmission (Indonesia)
  • Apr 1 Bonnie & Clyde kill 2 police officers

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 1 Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 and Dove Road near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders was greatly exaggerated, but helped turn public perception against the gang for good

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • Apr 6 418 Lutheran ministers arrested in Germany

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Apr 7 In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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 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 20 Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police
  • Apr 28 FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act
  • Apr 28 Spanish government of Samper forms
  • Apr 28 Tigers' Goose Goslin grounds into 4 straight double plays
  • 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
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 295

  • Jan 3 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
  • Jan 6 Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
  • Jan 6 Tassos Papadopoulos, president of the Republic of Cyprus
  • Jan 7 Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)
  • Jan 8 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist
  • Jan 8 Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Jan 8 Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician
  • Jan 11 Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, Computer scientist

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Jan 11 Jean Chretien, Shawinigan Quebec, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003)

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • Jan 16 Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
  • Jan 22 Graham Kerr, English-born chef (Galloping Gourmet)
  • Jan 23 Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 24 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
  • Jan 26 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • Jan 27 Donald Spiers, controller (Aircraft MoD)
  • Jan 27 Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
  • Jan 27 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )
  • Jan 27 Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO (De Beers)
  • Jan 28 BR White, principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)

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Feb 5 Don Cherry, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), born in Kingston, Ontario

Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • Feb 7 Piet Bukman, Dutch minister for Development Aid (CDA)
  • Feb 7 Eddie Fenech Adami, President of Malta
  • Feb 8 Galina Bystrova, USSR, pentathelete (1957, 58)
  • Feb 10 Fleur Adcock, New Zealand poet
  • Feb 11 Mary Quant, Kent England, fashion designer (Chelsea Look, Mod Look)
  • Feb 11 Patrick Holmes Sellors, ophthalmologist
  • Feb 11 Mel Carnahan, American politician (d. 2000)
  • Feb 12 Anne Krueger, American economist
  • Feb 15 Niklaus Wirth, Switzerland, computer programmer/inventor (PASCAL)
  • Feb 19 David Hugh Jones, Poole Dorset England, director (Betrayal)
  • Feb 19 Julian Belfrage, theatre Agent
  • Feb 20 Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton
  • Feb 24 Bettino Craxi, Italy's 1st socialist premier (1983-87)
  • 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 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 [Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)
  • Feb 27 Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
  • Mar 1 Riet [M J J] Roosen-van Pelt, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Mar 4 Jane van Lawick-Goodall, ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize)
  • Mar 4 Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist
  • Mar 4 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, born in Moscow

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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 7 Willard Scott, weather forecaster (Today Show)
  • Mar 8 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

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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 11 George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
  • Mar 11 Keith Speed, British MP
  • 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 Paul Rader, the 15th General of The Salvation Army
  • Mar 15 Kanshi Ram, Indian dalit leader
  • Mar 16 Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
  • 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 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 23 Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)
  • Mar 23 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician

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Mar 25 Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher (Ms Magazine), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
  • Mar 26 G T Pryce, CEO (Dalgety)
  • Mar 27 David Hancock, secretary (British Department of Education & Science)
  • Mar 27 Istvan Csurka, Budapest, Hungary, politician and writer, (d. 2012)
  • 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 Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)
  • 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 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 John Lelliott, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 5 Tina Maria Stone, runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)
  • Apr 5 Roman Herzog, German politician
  • Apr 7 Swami Shantananda, Hindu Saint, Philosopher, Disciple of Swami Sivananda, Founder of Temple of Fine Arts
  • Apr 8 Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Bill Birch, New Zealand politician
  • Apr 10 David Halberstam, intl correspondent (NY Times/Pulitzer 1964)
  • Apr 11 Dame Anne Poole, chief nursing officer (Department of Health)
  • Apr 11 Mark Strand, American poet/editor/translator (Another Republic)
  • Apr 11 Richard A Garland, artist/photographer
  • Apr 14 Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
  • Apr 16 Brian Peppiatt, joint CEO (SG Warburg Securities)
  • Apr 16 Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)
  • Apr 16 Robert Stigwood, producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2016)
  • Apr 18 Jaap Scherpenhuizen, Groningen, Netherlands, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Apr 19 John Roch, high court judge
  • Apr 20 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian

Weddings in History

  • Jan 7 Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 30 Painter Salvador Dali (30) weds Gala Dali (39) in a civil ceremony in Paris

Painter Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 19 US entertainer Bob Hope weds fellow entertainer Dolores DeFina

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 High-ranking member of British intelligence Kim Philby (22) weds communist Litzi Friedmann in Vienna, Austria

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 26 Theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Augusta Maria Harkanyi

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28 Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen
  • Sep 29 Rondo Hatton weds Mabel Housh

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 8 South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 17 Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 29 Prince George, Duke of Kent weds princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Jakob Wassermann, writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 8 Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
  • Jan 8 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 10 Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • Jan 13 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • Jan 13 Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • Jan 15 Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
  • Jan 29 Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
  • Jan 30 Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)
  • Feb 16 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38
  • Feb 17 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • Feb 17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • Feb 23 Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot, assassinated by National Guard

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 15 Davidson Black, Paleoanthropologist, dies while working alone during the night, in Beijing, China at 49

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Davidson Black
  • Mar 19 Anthony J Block, lawyer (Dutch strafproces), dies at 66
  • Mar 20 A Emma W T von Waldeck-Pyrmont, Dutch queen (& regent), dies at 76
  • Mar 22 Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)
  • Mar 26 Grete Gulbransson, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 27 Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
  • Mar 29 Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • Mar 31 Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88
  • Apr 7 William Monroe Trotter, African, dies on 62nd birthday in Boston
  • Apr 14 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (The Big Parade) dies at 47
  • Apr 30 William H. Welch, American pathologist who founded John Hopkins Hospital, dies at 75
  • May 2 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist (commercial synthetic rubber), dies at 59
  • May 11 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 23 Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • May 27 Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam street hawker, dies
  • May 30 Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)
  • Jun 6 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • Jun 6 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor and early television pioneer (also invented the altimeter and automobile self-starter) dies at 66
  • Jun 11 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
  • Jun 21 [James] Thorne Smith, US, sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Turnabout)
  • Jun 30 Ernst Rohm, German staff member, executed at 46
  • Jun 30 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
  • Jun 30 Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
  • Jun 30 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52
  • Jun 30 Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1862)
  • Jun 30 Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)
  • Jul 3 Henry WAE, Prince of Netherlands/father of Queen Juliana, dies
  • Jul 4 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie
  • Jul 6 Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848)
  • Jul 12 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 15 Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies

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Jul 22 John Dillinger, shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago, at 33

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jul 25 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
  • Jul 25 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (b. 1889)
  • Jul 25 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer (b. 1874)
  • Jul 27 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), dies of lung cancer at 86

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Aug 10 John Kane, Scottish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
  • Aug 12 Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Aug 18 Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61
  • Aug 28 Doris Ulmann, American photographer dies aged 52
  • Aug 30 Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79
  • Aug 31 Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies
  • Sep 12 Catherine Breshkovsky, Babushka/Grandmother of Russian revolution, dies at 90
  • 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
  • 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 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 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