On This Day

October 1934 in History

Events in History


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 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 22 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents

  • Oct 23 Jean Piccard & Jeanette Ridlen attain balloon height of 17.341 m (rec)

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 Imamu Amiri Baraka, [Everett Leroi Jones], American poet/writer
  • Oct 7 Ulrike Meinhof, German Red Army member
  • 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 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 17 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • Oct 18 Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
  • Oct 19 Yakubu Gowon, Nigerian army chief, dictator and head of state (1966–75), born in Plateau State, Nigeria
  • Oct 20 Michiko, empress of Japan
  • Oct 21 Jerry Lewis, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • Oct 26 Ulrich Plenzdorf, German writer (Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.), born in Berlin (d. 2007)
  • 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 29 Karl Francis Hettinger, Onion Field survivor

Weddings in History


LoveWedding 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

Deaths in History

  • 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 (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

Person of interestPretty Boy Floyd

Oct 22 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, 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