What Happened in July 1934

Historical Events

  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 Lou Gehrig hits record 17th career grand slam in Yankees 8-3 win v Washington, passes Babe Ruth's total

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 American doubles specialist Elizabeth Ryan wins her 12th Wimbledon doubles title as she and Simone Mathieu of France defend their crown 6-3, 6-3 vs Dorothy Andrus & Sylvie Henrotin

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Round Little of England beats American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 for her first Wimbledon singles title
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Home favourite Fred Perry beats Australian Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-0, 7-5 for the first of 3 straight Wimbledon titles

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 1st sitting US President to visit South America, FDR in Colombia

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 10 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • 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 12 Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 13 Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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 Phillies score 11 runs in an inning, beats Cincinnati 18-0
  • Jul 15 Continental Airlines commences operations.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 16 Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jul 17 Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
  • 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 23 Bradman completes 304 at Headingley, 430 mins, 43 fours 2 sixes
  • Jul 24 1st ptarmigan hatched and 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)
  • Jul 29 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville, NY
  • Jul 29 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • Jul 31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • Jul 31 St Louis Cards defeat Cincinnati Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean and Tony Freitos go the distant

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Jamie Farr, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 1 Jean Marsh, actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed), born in London, England

Person of interestSydney Pollack

Jul 1 Sydney Pollack, American director, actor and producer (Tootsie, Out of Africa), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2008)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • Jul 1 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • Jul 2 Ivan Madray, West Indian cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
  • Jul 3 Manfred Bieler, writer
  • Jul 4 Colin Welland, British screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • Jul 7 Vinko Globokar, composer
  • Jul 7 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Jul 8 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England
  • Jul 8 Ed Lumley, Canadian corporate executive and former politician

Person of interestMichael Graves

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

Architect Michael Graves
Architect
Michael Graves
  • Jul 10 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), born in Leiah, British India (d. 2012)
  • Jul 10 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2012)

Person of interestGiorgio Armani

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

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • Jul 12 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Jul 13 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • Jul 13 Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • Jul 13 Roger Reynolds, composer
  • Jul 13 Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)
  • Jul 14 Leo Joseph Koury, Pitts, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Jul 14 [Robert] Lee Elder, PGA golfer (1974 Monsanto Open), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 15 Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
  • Jul 15 Harrison Birtwistle, English composer. born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • Jul 15 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (d. 1977)
  • Jul 16 Donald Payne, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Jul 17 Pat McCormick, comedian (Don Rickles Show)
  • Jul 17 Philippe Capdenat, composer
  • Jul 17 Rainer Kisch, German writer, born in Döbeln
  • Jul 17 Lucio Tan, Chinese Filipino businessman (Philippine Airlines), in Amoy China
  • Jul 18 Edward Bond, English playwright and director (Blow-up), born in Holloway, North London
  • Jul 18 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Jul 19 Willem Nijholt, Dutch actor (De Nietsnut, Respect, Op Afbetaling), born in Gombong, Central Java
  • Jul 19 Francisco Sá Carneiro, 109th Prime Minister of Portugal, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1980)
  • Jul 20 Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
  • Jul 20 Ralph C RInzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys)
  • Jul 20 Uwe Johnson, German writer
  • Jul 21 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
  • Jul 21 Edolphus Towns, (Rep-D-New York, 1983- )

Person of interestLouise Fletcher

Jul 22 Louise Fletcher, actress (One Flew over Cuckoo's Nest), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Jul 23 Nicholas Barrington, British high commissioner (Pakistan) and author (A passage to Nuristan: exploring the mysterious Afghan hinterland)
  • Jul 23 Cleve Duncan, American rocker (The Penguins-Earth Angel), born in Los Angeles (d. 2012)
  • Jul 24 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (How Can I Forget), born in Sallis, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • Jul 24 Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
  • Jul 24 Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
  • Jul 24 Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
  • Jul 25 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter (My New Partner), born in Paris
  • Jul 26 Anthony Gilbert, British composer, born in London
  • Jul 26 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • Jul 27 John Pardoe, British businessman and CEO (Sight & Sound Education) and Liberal Party politician
  • Jul 28 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
  • Jul 28 Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • Jul 29 Alfred Scott, West Indian cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
  • Jul 30 André Prévost, Canadian composer, born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada (d. 2001)
  • Jul 30 Bud Selig, American baseball team owner (Milwaukee Brewers) and Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 29 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (24) weds screenwriter Arthur Sheekman (33)

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Henry WAE, Prince of Netherlands/father of Queen Juliana, dies
  • Jul 4 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61
  • Jul 4 Marie Curie, Polish-French scientist who discovered radium and the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903, 1911), dies at 66
  • Jul 6 Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer, dies at 1934
  • Jul 9 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, dies at 55
  • Jul 12 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)

Person of interestKate Sheppard

Jul 13 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 15 Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies
  • Jul 16 Alaska P. Davidson, America's first female FBI agent, dies at 66

Person of interestJohn Dillinger

Jul 22 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, shot dead at 31 by federal agents at the Biograph Theater in Chicago

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
  • Jul 25 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
  • Jul 25 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer, dies at 60
  • Jul 25 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader, dies at 45
  • Jul 27 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies

Person of interestMarie Dressler

Jul 28 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer

  • Jul 29 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)