October 1934 in History

Events in History

Treaty of Interest

Oct 1 Adolf Hitler expands German army and navy, violating Treaty of Versailles

Murder of Interest

Oct 8 Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for the murder of Charles Lindbergh's son

Assassination

Oct 9 Assassination of Alexander I King of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou in Marseille by member of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization organised by Ustaša

  • Oct 14 "Lux Radio Theatre" premieres

Historic Event

Oct 16 Mao Zedong and 25,000 troops begin their 6,000 mile Long March from the south of China to the north and west

  • Oct 17 "The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio

Historic Event

Oct 22 Notorious bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents in East Liverpool, Ohio

  • Oct 23 Jean Piccard & Jeanette Ridlen attain record balloon height of 10.9 miles (17.5 km) over Lake Erie

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Duncan Thomson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • Oct 2 Richard Scott, Baron Scott of Foscote, British high court judge, born in Dehradun, India
  • Oct 3 Hiteswar Saikia, Indian politician and Chief Minister of Assam (1983-85, 1991-96), born in Nazira, Assam, British India (d. 1996)
  • Oct 4 Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • Oct 5 Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 7 Ulrike Meinhof, West German far left militant, born in Oldenburg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Oct 8 J. Carter Brown, American art director (Washington National Gallery), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Jacobo Majluta Azar, 47th President of the Dominican Republic (1978-82), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 1996)
  • Oct 9 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, born in Hillston, Australia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 12 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician, known for his work in probability theory, statistics and financial mathematics, born in Shchyolkovo, Russia
  • Oct 12 Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 17 (Donald) "Der" Scutt, American architect (Grand Hyatt; One Astor Place; Trump Tower), born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Oct 17 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • Oct 18 Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist

Yakubu GowonYakubu Gowon (88 years old)

Oct 19 Nigerian army chief, dictator and head of state (1966–75), born in Kanke, Nigeria

  • Oct 20 Michiko, empress of Japan, wife of Akihito, Emperor of Japan, first commoner to marry into the Japanese royal family, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 21 Jerry Lewis, American politician (Rep-R-California, 1979-2013), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2021)
  • Oct 24 Tony Walton, British Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Award-winning set and costume designer (Pippin; Mary Poppins; All That Jazz), born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 2022)
  • Oct 26 Ulrich Plenzdorf, German writer (Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.), born in Berlin (d. 2007)
  • Oct 27 David Barclay, British hotel magnate (The Ritz) and multi-billionaire, born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2021)
  • Oct 27 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate (The Ritz) and multi-billionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Oct 29 Karl Francis Hettinger, American police officer (Onion Field survivor), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Weddings in History

Syngman Rhee

Oct 8 South Korean President Syngman Rhee (59) weds Francesca Donner (34)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 9 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer, French Premier and Foreign Minister, assassinated by Croatian nationalist at 72
  • Oct 9 King Alexander I, of Yugoslavia (1921-34), assassinated by a Bulgarian revolutionary at 45
  • 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 (central nervous system) and neuroscientist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906), dies at 82
  • Oct 19 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (houtgravures), dies at 63

Pretty Boy FloydPretty Boy Floyd (1904-1934)

Oct 22 American gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal, shot dead at 30 by the FBI in Ohio

  • Oct 25 Frank Sprague, American inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77