What Happened in October 1934

Historical Events

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Oct 1 Adolf Hitler expands German army and navy, 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 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 20 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
  • 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)
  • Oct 26 While Washington Seantors player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
  • Oct 28 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Duncan Thompson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • Oct 2 Geoff Millman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62)
  • Oct 2 Richard Scott, British high court judge
  • Oct 3 Benjamin Boretz, composer
  • Oct 3 Harold Ralph Henning, PGA golfer (1966 Texas Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Oct 3 Madlyn Rhue, actress (Bracken's World, Executive Suite), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 4 Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • Oct 4 Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 5 David Smith, cricketer (England opening bowler v India 1961-62)
  • Oct 5 Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • Oct 7 Imamu Amiri Baraka, [Everett Leroi Jones], American poet/writer
  • Oct 7 Ulrike Meinhof, German Red Army member
  • Oct 7 Willie Naulls, NBA star (NY Knicks)
  • Oct 7 [Everett] LeRoi Jones, [Amiri Baraka], American writer (Black Music)
  • Oct 8 Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)
  • Oct 8 J Carter Brown, art director (Washington National Gallery), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Oct 9 Jacobo Majluta Azar, politician
  • Oct 9 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, born in Hillston, Australia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 10 Sadashiv Patil, cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • Oct 12 Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 12 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician, known for his work in probability theory, statistics and financial mathematics, born in Shchyolkovo, Russia
  • Oct 13 Nana Mouskouri, Crete Greece, singer (Try to Remember) [or 10/10/36]
  • Oct 15 Peter Haskell, actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist
  • Oct 15 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), born in Alpine, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Oct 17 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • Oct 17 Johnny Haynes, English footballer (d. 2005)
  • Oct 17 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • Oct 18 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 18 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)
  • Oct 18 Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
  • Oct 19 David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • Oct 19 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
  • Oct 19 Jakubu Gowon, army staff chief/president of Nigeria (1966-75)
  • Oct 19 Yakubu Gowon, Nigerian head of state (1966–75), born in Plateau State, Nigeria
  • Oct 20 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
  • Oct 20 Michael Dunn, Shattuck OK, actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools)
  • Oct 20 Michiko, empress of Japan
  • Oct 20 Timothy West, English actor (Brass), born in Bradford, England
  • Oct 21 Jerry Lewis, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • Oct 22 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 24 Arvind Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test)
  • Oct 24 Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 26 Ulrich Plenzdorf, German writer (Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.), born in Berlin (d. 2007)
  • Oct 26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia), born in Berlin
  • Oct 27 David Barclay, British hotel magnate and multi-millionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Oct 27 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate and multi-millionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Oct 27 Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director, born in Athens, Greece
  • Oct 28 Jim Beatty, track runner (1st sub 4 minute indoor mile)
  • Oct 29 Karl Francis Hettinger, Onion Field survivor
  • Oct 29 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • Oct 29 Ramon Sender, composer
  • Oct 29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Hamilton Camp, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), born in London, England
  • Oct 30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
  • Oct 31 Norman Beaton, Guyanese actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 1994)
  • Oct 31 Walter Steffens, German composer, born in Burtscheid, Aachen, Germany

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), dies of complications from tuberculosis at 29
  • Oct 9 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered
  • Oct 9 King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)
  • Oct 9 Regicide at Marseille: Vlado Chernozemski assassinates King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France
  • Oct 12 Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer dies aged 82
  • Oct 15 Raymond Poincaré, French president and Prime Minister (1912), 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 who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77
  • Oct 29 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, dies at 71