January 1934 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 Hitler proclamation on German unified states

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 StanisÅ‚aw 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)

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

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)