Historical Events in September 1934

  • Sep 1 SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Sep 1 Spelling-Marchand Laws enforced
  • Sep 3 Tunisia began its move for independence

Sports History

Sep 4 Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman scores 149 not out in just 104 minutes (17 fours, 4 sixes) in drawn tour match v England XI at Folkestone

  • Sep 8 Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle bound for New Jersey catches fire, 133 die
  • Sep 9 Armas Toivonen becomes 1st European marathoner (2:52:29.0)
  • Sep 9 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 12 "L'Atalante", French film directed by Jean Vigo, starring Michel Simon, Dita Parlo and Jean Dasté, is released
  • Sep 12 Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 12 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Englishman Fred Perry retains title; beats Wilmer Allison of the US 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6

Sports History

Sep 13 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis sells World Series broadcast rights to Ford for $100,000

Album Release

Sep 17 RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording - Beethoven's Fifth Symphony performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Leopold Stokowski at the Philadelphia Academy of Music

  • 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 St Louis Cardinals pitching Dean brothers shut-out Brooklyn Dodgers in a doubleheader; Dizzy, in a 13-0 rout and Paul, with a 3-0 no-hitter
  • 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

Sports History

Sep 24 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

  • Sep 24 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0

Theater Premiere

Sep 25 John Van Druten's comedy play "The Distaff Side" premieres in NYC

Sports History

Sep 25 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

  • Sep 25 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • Sep 26 British ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched; "wins" Blue Riband for fastest passenger crossing of Atlantic, 1936 & 1938-52; retired in 1967, permanently moored and converted to a hotel in Long Beach, California

Film Release

Sep 28 "Judge Priest" film directed by John Ford, starring Will Rogers is released

  • Sep 30 Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
  • Sep 30 Charley O'Leary becomes the oldest person at 58 to get a hit in the majors
  • Sep 30 St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year