October 1934 in History

Events in History

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Oct 1 Adolf Hitler expands German army & navy & creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles

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

MurderMurder of Interest

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

  • Oct 9 Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
  • Oct 14 "Lux Radio Theatre" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Oct 17 "The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio
  • 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Duncan Thompson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • Oct 2 Richard Scott, British high court judge
  • Oct 4 Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • Oct 5 Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • Oct 7 Imamu Amiri Baraka, [Everett Leroi Jones], US, poet/writer
  • Oct 7 Ulrike Meinhof, German Red Army member
  • Oct 7 [Everett] LeRoi Jones, [Amiri Baraka], US writer (Black Music)
  • Oct 8 J Carter Brown, Providence RI, art director (Wash National Gallery)
  • Oct 9 Jacobo Majluta Azar, politician
  • Oct 9 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author
  • Oct 12 Richard Meier, American architect
  • Oct 12 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician
  • Oct 17 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • Oct 18 Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
  • Oct 19 Jakubu Gowon, army staff chief/president of Nigeria (1966-75)
  • Oct 20 Michiko, empress of Japan
  • Oct 21 Jerry Lewis, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • Oct 26 Ulrich Plentzdorf, writer
  • Oct 27 David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 27 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 29 Karl Francis Hettinger, Onion Field survivor

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

  • 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