February 1934 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

  • 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