January 1 - Alcatraz becomes a federal prison.
January 7 - First Flash Gordon comic strip is published.
January 26 - The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City.
February 12 - The Export-Import Bank is incorporated.
February 23 - Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
April 1 - Bonnie and Clyde kill two young highway patrolmen near Grapevine, Texas.
April 19 - Surgeon R.K. Wilson allegedly takes a photograph of the Loch Ness Monster.
May 11 - Dust Bowl: A strong two-day dust storm removes massive amounts of Great
Plains topsoil in one of the worst dust storms of the Dust Bowl.
May 15 - The United States Department of Justice offers a $25,000 reward for John Dillinger.
May 23 - Near their hide-out in Black Lake, Louisiana, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and
Clyde Barrow are ambushed and shot dead by Texas Rangers.
May 28 - Near Callender, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire
Dionne later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
June 9 - Release of the animated short The Wise Little Hen, directed by Bert Gillett for the
Silly Symphonies series, featuring the debut of Donald Duck.
June 30 - The Nazi SA camp Oranienburg becomes national camp, taken over by the SS.
July 22 - Outside Chicago, Illinois's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger
is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
July 25 - Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
August 2 - Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany, becoming head of state as well as
August 19 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
September 8 - Off the New Jersey coast, a fire aboard the passenger liner Morro Castle
kills 134 people.
November 27 - A running gun battle between FBI agents and bank robber Baby Face
Nelson results in the death of one FBI agent and the mortal wounding of special agent
Sam Cowley, who is still able to mortally shoot Nelson.
December 1 - In the Soviet Union, Politburo member Sergei Kirov is shot dead at the
Communist Party headquarters in Leningrad by Leonid Nikolayev (it is widely thought
that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ordered this murder).
December 29 - Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London
Naval Treaty of 1930.
The sonoluminescence effect is discovered.
First Jay Gordon record is made.Year in topic
1934 in film
January 26 - Samuel Goldwyn (of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) finally purchased the film
rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from Frank Baum for $40,000.00.
It Happened One Night.
The Thin Man.
1934 in sports
July 4 - Boxer Joe Louis wins his first professional boxing match.
Italy wins Football
World Cup on home ground.
British Empire Games held in London, United Kingdom.
December 29 - The first college basketball game is played, between Notre Dame University
and New York University at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1934 in television
December - Philo Farnsworth demonstrates a non-mechanical television system.Births
January 8 - Bart Starr
, American football star.
January 11 - Jean Chrétien
, Prime Minister of Canada.
January 18 - Betje de Wolf
January 20 - Tom Baker
January 22 - Bill Bixby
, television actor (d. 1993).
January 27 - Dirk Jan (Dick) Roorda
February 5 - Hank Aaron
, Baseball Hall of Famer.
February 11 - Tina Louise
February 11 - Francesco Pennisi
February 11 - Mary Quant
, fashion designer.
February 11 - Patrick Holmes Sellors
February 11 - John Surtees
, British race car driver.
February 12 - Bill Russell
, basketball star.
February 13 - George Segal
February 14 - Florence Henderson
, actress, The Brady Bunch.
February 15 - Niklaus Wirth
, Swiss computer scientist.
February 17 - Alan Bates
February 17 - Barry Humphries
(aka "Dame Edna Everage"), actor, comedian.
February 18 - Paco Rabanne
, fashion designer.
February 20 - Bobby Unser
, automobile racer.
February 21 - Rue McClanahan
February 22 - Sparky Anderson
, Baseball Hall of Fame manager.
February 24 - Bettino Craxi
, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 2000).
February 27 - Ralph Nader
, consumer activist.
March 4 - Janez Strnad
, Slovene physicist.
March 7 - Willard Scott
, television broadcaster.
March 9 - Yuri Gagarin
, cosmonaut, first human in space (d. 1968).
March 11 - Sam Donaldson
March 16 - Ray Hnatyshyn
, former Canadian Governor-General.
March 20 - Willie Brown
, mayor of San Francisco, California.
March 22 - Orrin Hatch
, US senator.
March 26 - Alan Arkin
March 31 - Shirley Jones
, singer, actress.
April 2 - Paul Joseph Cohen
April 2 - Brian Glover
, British actor, wrestler (d. 1997).
April 3 - Jane Goodall
May 13 - Adolf Muschg
May 14 - Siân Phillips
May 15 - Alvin F. Poussaint
, physicist, psychiatrist, educator.
May 19 - Jim Lehrer
, journalist, co-anchor.
May 22 - Peter Nero
May 23 - Dr. Robert Moog
, inventor of Moog synthesizer.
May 27 - Harlan Ellison
, US science-fiction writer.
May 28 - Dionne Quintuplets
, world's first surviving quintuplets.
May 30 - Aleksei Leonov
, cosmonaut and first person to walk in space.
June 6 - Albert II
June 27 - Pieter van der Zwart
July 11 - Giorgio Armani
, fashion designer.
July 13 - Aleksei Yeliseyev
July 15 - Harrison Birtwistle
August 2 - Valery Bykovsky
August 18 - Roberto Clemente
, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 1972).
September 2 - Dominic Chianese
September 8 - Peter Maxwell Davies
September 17 - Maureen Connolly
, tennis star (d. 1969).
September 20 - Sophia Loren
, Italian actress.
November 9 - Carl Sagan
, US astronomer (d. 1996).
December 3 - Viktor Gorbatko
December 16 - Elgin Baylor
, basketball great.
December 18 - Boris Volynov
December 19 - Al Kaline
, Baseball Hall of Famer.
December 27 - Larissa Latynina
, USSR gymnast.Deaths
February 1 - Pieternella Struijk
February 17 - Albert I
February 23 - Edward Elgar
March 29 - Otto Hermann Kahn
, millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867).
May 22 - Bartel Kloet
May 23 - Clyde Barrow
and Bonnie Parker
May 25 - Gustav Holst
June 25 - Nicolaas Cornelis van Dijl
July 4 - Marie Sklodowska-Curie
, co-discoverer of radium and polonium.
July 22 - John Dillinger
, revered American criminal.
July 25 - Englebert Dolfuss
, Austrian Chancellor (assassinated).
July 25 - Nestor Makhno
, Ukrainian anarchist.
July 28 - Marie Dressler
, Academy Award winning actress.
August 2 - Paul von Hindenburg
, German general and politician.
September 2 - Alcide Nunez
, jazz musician (b. 1884).
November 16 - Alice Pleasance Liddell
, inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
December 1 - Sergei Kirov
, Soviet leader.To my Homepage