1934 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 227

  • May 19 Military coup by Col Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria
  • May 19 Sherlock Holmes crossword puzzle in "Sat Review of Lit" Males who solved puzzle became members of Baker Street Irregulars
  • May 21 Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes first US city to fingerprint its citizens

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May 23 American outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow - Bonnie and Clyde - are killed by police in an ambush near Sailes, Louisiana

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • May 23 The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
  • May 24 Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia
  • May 25 Béla Bartòk's "Enchanted Deer" premieres
  • May 26 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
  • May 28 Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy
  • May 28 The Glyndebourne festival in Sussex, England, inaugurated

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Jun 3 Dr Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, is knighted

  • Jun 5 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)
  • Jun 6 Securities & Exchange Commission established
  • Jun 6 Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game
  • Jun 10 USSR & Romania re-establish diplomatic relations
  • Jun 11 Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
  • Jun 12 Black-McKeller Bill passes causes Bill Boeing empire to break up into Boeing United Aircraft [Technologies] & United Airlines

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Jun 14 Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jun 14 Max Baer KO's Primo Carnera in 11 for HW box champ in Long Island City
  • Jun 14 WOQ-AM in Kansas City Missouri goes off the air
  • Jun 15 Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated
  • Jun 18 US Highway planning surveys nationwide authorized
  • Jun 19 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created

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Jun 22 John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
  • Jun 25 Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)

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Jun 26 FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 26 Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty

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Jun 26 W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Jun 27 Federal Savings & Loan Association created
  • Jun 28 Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knives)
  • Jun 30 "Night of Long Knives" - Hitler stages a bloody purge of the Nazi party
  • Jun 30 French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit
  • Jul 1 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY
  • Jul 2 General Lazaro Cardenas elected president of Mexico
  • Jul 3 FDIC pays off 1st insured depositors, Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria IL
  • Jul 4 Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment
  • Jul 4 Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb.
  • Jul 5 "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 SS-Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Jul 10 1st sitting US president to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
  • Jul 10 Carl Hubbell strikes out Ruth, Gehrig & Foxx in All star game
  • Jul 11 FDR became 1st US president to travel through Panama Canal
  • Jul 12 US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned
  • 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 Ruth hits 700th career home run
  • Jul 15 Continental Airlines commences operations.
  • 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 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)
  • Aug 2 1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it
  • Aug 2 Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of German armed forces
  • 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 2nd British Empire Games open in London, England
  • Aug 6 US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 19 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 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 8 Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle bound for NJ catches fire, 133 die
  • 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 17 USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switzerland & 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 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 25 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 26 British liner Queen Mary is launched
  • 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 Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
  • 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 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)
  • Nov 3 Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP
  • Nov 7 Arthur L. Mitchell, becomes first African American Democratic US congressman (Illinois)
  • Nov 8 Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
  • 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 Lillian Hellman's "Children's Hour" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 20 New Belgian government of Theunis, Francqui & Gutt (3 bankers)
  • Nov 21 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
  • 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 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 298

  • Apr 20 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian
  • Apr 22 David Ratford, diplomat
  • Apr 22 John K Barlow, English rubberplanter/financier/multi-millionaire
  • Apr 22 Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=
  • Apr 22 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire (d. 1999)
  • Apr 25 David de Peyer, cancer research campaigner
  • Apr 26 J Micheal McCloskey, environmentalist/chairman (Sierra Club)
  • Apr 28 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Pedro Pires, premier (Cape Verde, 1975-91)
  • May 1 Alette Beaujon, Curacaos poet (Gedichten on the Bay & Elsewhere)
  • May 1 Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician
  • May 6 Richard C Shelby, (Rep-D-AL (1979-86)/Sen-D-AL, 1987- )
  • May 7 Willard Scott, weatherman (Today)
  • May 8 Leonard Hoffmann, high court judge
  • May 8 Roger Kendrick, governor (Dartmoor Prison)
  • May 9 John Robertson, deputy chairman (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • May 9 Roy Massey, Master of Choristers (Hereford Cathedral)
  • May 10 Cliff Wilson, snooker player
  • May 10 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • May 11 James M Jeffords, (Rep-R-VT, 1975- )
  • May 12 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), born in Aluu (d. 2016)
  • May 13 Adolf Muschg, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Zollikon
  • May 15 David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick
  • May 16 Anthony Walker, British army officer (Commandant of the Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • May 16 Nicholas Goodison, CEO (TSB Group)
  • May 19 James Charles Lehrer, Wichita Ks, news anchor (McNeil-Lehrer Report)
  • May 19 Ruskin Bond, Indian author
  • May 21 Phillip King, British sculptor
  • May 21 Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • May 23 Malcolm Gill, deputy head (Bank for Intl Settlements)
  • May 23 Robert A Moog, inventor (Moog Synthesizer)
  • May 23 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • May 24 Jane Byrne, (Mayor-D-Chic)
  • May 25 David J Burke, writer, born in Liverpool, England
  • May 25 Ron Nesson, press secretary (Gerald Ford)
  • May 26 Abdulah M "Dulah" Omar, South African attorney/UDF-leader
  • May 27 Harlan [Jay] Ellison, American sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5)
  • May 28 Dionne Quintuplets, secluded quintuplets, born Annette, Alive Cecile, Alive Emelie, Dead 1954 Marie, Dead 1970 Yvonne, Alive, First known set of surviving quintuplets, these girls were treated as
  • May 30 Alexei A Leonov, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod II, Soyuz 19), born in Siberia, USSR
  • Jun 1 Willy Roggeman, Flemish writer (Goldfish, Nardis)
  • Jun 3 Rolland D. McCune, American theologian
  • Jun 4 Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Swedish artist (knotted-gun sculpture), born in Stockholm (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Bill D Moyers, Hugo Oklahoma, news commentator (Bill Moyers' Journal)
  • Jun 5 F Curtis Michel, LaCrosse Wisconsin, astronaut
  • Jun 5 Gwen Swire, British social worker
  • Jun 6 Ad G J Lansink, chemist/Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
  • Jun 6 Albert II FHTCEM, king of Belgium (1993- )
  • Jun 6 Roy Innis, American activist, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (d. 2017)
  • Jun 9 Donald Duck, famous fowl
  • Jun 9 Michael Mates, British politician (C) resigned during Asil Nadir scandal, born in Brentford, Middlesex
  • Jun 10 Paul Gibson, British high court judge
  • Jun 11 Anthony Evans, British high court judge
  • Jun 11 Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
  • Jun 12 John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Lady Annabel Goldsmith, English socialite
  • Jun 16 Lord Patrick Beresforord, blood-stock agent
  • Jun 16 William Forsyth Sharpe, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Jun 16 Elvira Vinogradova, Russian TV persona
  • Jun 18 Brian Kenny, deputy supreme allied commander (Europe)
  • Jun 18 Carl de Winter, sect-gen (Federation of British Artists)
  • Jun 18 Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese manga artist (d. 2004)
  • Jun 19 Terence Clark, British diplomat
  • Jun 20 Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)
  • Jun 21 Wulf Kirsten, German writer, born in Klipphausen, Meissen
  • Jun 22 Arthur Miller, legal reporter
  • Jun 26 Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)
  • Jun 28 Carl M Levin, (Sen-D Michigan, 1979- )
  • Jun 29 Carl Levin, (Sen-D-MI)
  • Jun 30 Harry Blackstone Jr, magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion)
  • Jul 3 Manfred Bieler, writer
  • Jul 7 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Jul 8 Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and former politician

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Jul 9 Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Architect Michael Graves
Architect
Michael Graves
  • Jul 10 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, (d. 2012)

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Jul 11 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • Jul 13 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • Jul 13 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)
  • Jul 14 Leo Joseph Koury, Pitts, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jul 15 Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
  • Jul 16 Donald Payne, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Jul 17 Rainer Kisch, German writer, born in Döbeln
  • Jul 17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • Jul 19 Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
  • Jul 20 Ralph C RInzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys)
  • Jul 20 Uwe Johnson, German writer
  • Jul 21 Edolphus Towns, (Rep-D-New York, 1983- )
  • Jul 23 Nicholas Barrington, high commissioner (Pakistan)
  • Jul 24 Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
  • Jul 24 Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
  • Jul 27 John Pardoe, CEO (Sight & Sound Education)/Liberal MP
  • Jul 28 Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • Aug 2 Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)
  • Aug 4 Jonas Savimbi, Angolian leader of Unita
  • Aug 4 Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
  • Aug 5 Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer
  • Aug 6 John Storey Bonington, UK, mountain climber (Annapurna I in 1970)
  • Aug 6 Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
  • Aug 8 Julian C Dixon, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • Aug 11 Bob Hepple, South African-born academic and master of Clare College Cambridge, (d. 2015)
  • Aug 12 Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History