- May 13 Great dustbowl storm sweeps across US prairies
- Jun 30 "Night of Long Knives" - Adolf Hitler stages a bloody purge of the Nazi party
- Jul 4 Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb
- Aug 3 Adolf Hitler merges the offices of German Chancellor and President, declaring himself "Führer" (leader)
- Oct 16 Mao Zedong & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March
- Dec 1 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, Stalin uses as excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38
- Feb 22 "It Happened One Night" directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall (Academy Awards Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay 1935)
- Mar 16 6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade", Charles Laughton and Katharine Hepburn win, host Will Rogers announces "Come and Get it Frank" and wrong Frank gets up
- Apr 19 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"
- Jun 9 1st appearance of Donald Duck in a cartoon, "The Wise Little Hen"
Parisian baker and "student of medieval life" Henri Littière appears in court charged with forcing his adulterous wife Juliette to wear a chastity belt. Having committed the same offence in 1932, he was sentenced to three months in prison and fined 50 francs for cruelty to his wife
On January 21, 1934
Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print by Sidney Skolsky
On May 18, 1934