What Happened on July 4, 1934

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb

  • Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Welland, British screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61

Marie CurieMarie Curie (1867-1934)

Polish-French scientist who discovered radium and the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903, 1911), dies at 66

1934 Highlights

About July 4, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer