Events in year of 1934

  • 01-01Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
  • 01-01Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective
  • 01-01International Telecommunication Union established
  • 01-021st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania
  • 01-02Bradman scores 253 NSW vs. Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
  • 01-05Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
  • 01-05National and American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
  • 01-07"Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
  • 01-07Princess Juliana marries German Prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
  • 01-08Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 01-158.4 earthquake in India / Nepal, 10,700 die
  • 01-15Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)
  • 01-17Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the New York Giants
  • 01-17Electric Home and Farm Authority incorporated
  • 01-17New York Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
  • 01-20Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to Emperor of Manchuria
  • 01-26Bradman scores 128 NSW vs. Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • 01-26Nazi Germany and Poland sign non-attack treaty for 10 years
  • 01-27French government of Chautemps falls (Stavisky Affair)
  • 01-27VARA refuses to hire after commemoration of Marinus Van de Lubbe
  • 01-281st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock Vermont)
  • 01-301st theatrical presentation sponsored by US government, New York City
  • 01-30Bert Ironmonger ends Sheffield Shield career age 51 yrs 298 days
  • 01-30Hitler proclamation on German unified states
  • 01-31FDR devalus dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce
  • 02-01Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
  • 02-02Dutch RC Bishops warn against fascism / Nazism
  • 02-06Reds purchase 43-year-old Dazzy Vance from the Cards for $7,500
  • 02-071st contract for TVA power, Tupelo, Mississippi
  • 02-08Export-Import Bank organizes in Washington, DC

People born in year of 1934

  • 01-03Bryan George Kelly: Composer
  • 01-03Carla Hills: Politician (US Presidential Commission on Housing-1982)
  • 01-06Bobby Lord: Sanford, Florida -- Country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 01-07Charles Lamont Jenkins: NYC, New York -- 400m runner (1956 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-08Jacques Anquetil: France -- Tour de France bicycle racer (5-time winner)
  • 01-08Michael Grierson Jarrett: Archaeologist
  • 01-08Piet Dankert: Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 01-08Roy Kinnear: Lancashire, England -- Actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers)
  • 01-09Julian B Coco: Antilles, Netherlands -- Guitarist / tutor (Princess Christina)
  • 01-12Burdette Haldorson: United States -- Basketball player (1956, 60 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-16Marilyn Horne: Bradford, Pennsylvania -- Mezzo-soprano
  • 01-16Richard Wernick: Boston, Massachusetts -- Composer
  • 01-17Donald Cammell: Film director
  • 01-17Sydney Phillip Hodkinson: Composer
  • 01-20Tom Baker: Actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
  • 01-22Bill Bixby: San Francisco, California -- Actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian)
  • 01-27Donald Spiers: Controller (Aircraft MoD)
  • 01-27Edithe Cresson: Premier of France (1991-92)
  • 01-27Federico Mayor Zaragoza: Barcelona, Spain -- UNESCO director (1987- )
  • 01-27Julian Ogilvie Thompson: CEO (De Beers)
  • 01-28Bill White: United States -- 1st baseman (Cards) / announcer (Yanks) / President (NL)
  • 01-29Paul Gutama Soegijo: Composer
  • 01-31James Franciscus: Clayton, Missouri -- Actor (Mr Novak, Longstreet, Hunter)
  • 01-31Ron Weatherburn: Jazz pianist
  • 02-01Bob Shane: Vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
  • 02-02[Clyde] Skip Batten: Los Angeles, California -- Rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
  • 02-03Jeremy Kemp: Chesterfield, England -- Actor (Winds of War)
  • 02-04Jouko Sakari Linjama: Composer
  • 02-07Earl King [Solomon Johnson]: Rocker
  • 02-07Piet Bukman: Dutch Minister for Development Aid (CDA)

People died in year of 1934

  • 01-01Jakob Wassermann: Writer, dies at 60
  • 01-08Alexandre Stavisky: French swindler
  • 01-10Marinus van der Lubbe: Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • 01-13Jean-Baptiste Marchand: Soldier / explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • 01-15Hermann Bahr: Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • 01-16Annie Patterson: Composer, dies at 65
  • 01-19Armand Parent: Composer, dies at 70
  • 01-29Fritz Haber: German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
  • 02-02Ernesto Nazareth: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-16Eduard Bagritsky [Dzjubin]: Russ Poet / journalist, dies at 38
  • 02-17Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg: King of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • 02-22Willem Kes: Violinist / Composer / conductor, dies at 78
  • 02-23Augusto Sandino: Nicaraguan patriot, assassinated by National Guard
  • 02-23Edward William Elgar: English Composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • 02-25Daniel Protheroe: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-25John J McGraw: Manager (New York Giants), dies at 60
  • 03-13Fritz Cortolezis: Composer, dies at 56
  • 03-19Anthony J Block: Lawyer (Dutch strafproces), dies at 66
  • 03-21Franz Schreker: Composer, dies at 55
  • 03-21Lilyan Tashman: Actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 34
  • 03-26Grete Gulbransson: Writer, dies at 51
  • 03-31Franz Ehrle: German Jesuit / head of Vatican library, dies at 88
  • 04-04Braulio Dueno Colon: Composer, dies at 80
  • 04-05Salvatore Di Giacomo: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-07William Monroe Trotter: African, dies on 62nd birthday in Boston
  • 04-14Gerald du Maurier: British actor-manager (Unmarried, Escape)
  • 04-14Karl Dane: Dies at 57
  • 04-30William Henry Welch: Dies at 75
  • 05-01Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko: Composer, dies at 35
  • 05-07Edward Naylor: Composer, dies at 67

Events in year of 1935

  • 01-011st Sugar Bowl and 1st Orange Bowl
  • 01-01Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
  • 01-01Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM
  • 01-02Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby
  • 01-04Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"
  • 01-04Ft Jefferson National Monument, Florida established
  • 01-08Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy
  • 01-10Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks
  • 01-11Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)
  • 01-13Plebiscite in Saar, indicates a desire (90.3%) to join Nazi Germany
  • 01-14Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use
  • 01-15300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
  • 01-19KLM begins flight path between Curacao and Aruba
  • 01-2112.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Washington (state record)
  • 01-21WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
  • 01-21Wilderness Society forms
  • 01-241st canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale, " is sold by Kruger Brewing Company
  • 01-28Iceland becomes 1st country to legalize abortion
  • 01-30Ezra Pound meets Mussolini, reads from a draft of "Cantos"
  • 02-011st "March of Time" newsreel premieres at the Capitol
  • 02-01James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
  • 02-02Lie detector 1st used in court (Portage Wisc)
  • 02-06"Monopoly" board game goes on sale for 1st time
  • 02-061st election to allow women to vote in Turkey
  • 02-07Monopoly invented by Charles Darrow symbol Rich Uncle Pennybags
  • 02-081st NFL draft; Jay Berwanger of University of Chicago is 1st pick (by Eagles) He never plays in NFL
  • 02-09US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
  • 02-09US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • 02-101st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
  • 02-10Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive

People born in year of 1935

  • 01-01Harold Martina: Netherland Antilles -- Pianist / conductor
  • 01-01Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-04Kenneth Money: Canada -- Astronaut (STS 42-alt)
  • 01-05Nancy L Johnson: (Rep-R-Connecticut, 1983- )
  • 01-06Nino Tempo: Niagara Falls, New York -- Rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 01-06Paul Wilson: US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • 01-07Noam Sheriff: Composer
  • 01-07Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov: Cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36 / 35)
  • 01-08Jesse Garon Presley: Stillborn twin Brother of Elvis
  • 01-08Nolan Miller: Burkburnett, Texas -- Fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat)
  • 01-09Kenneth "Buddy" Scott: Blues guitarist / singer
  • 01-10Georg Katzer: Composer
  • 01-10Ronnie Hawkins: Arkansas, United States -- Rocker (The Band-Who Do You Love?)
  • 01-10Sherrill Milnes: Hinsdale, Illinois -- Baritone
  • 01-11Chuck Barksdale: US singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
  • 01-12"Amazing" Kreskin: Montclair, New Jersey -- Mentalist / telepath
  • 01-12Ron Harper: Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes)
  • 01-12William Lee Gloden: Brewton, Alabama -- Country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
  • 01-15Malcolm Frager: St. Louis, Missouri -- Pianist
  • 01-17Jimmy Powell: Dallas, Texas -- PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic)
  • 01-17Paul O[sborne] Williams: United States -- Sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
  • 01-18Raymond Briggs: English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
  • 01-22Pierre S Du Pont IV: (Gov-Delaware)
  • 01-22Sam Cooke: Chicago, Illinois -- Soul singer (Sam & Dave-You Send Me)
  • 01-22Seymour Cassel: Detroit, Michigan -- Actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino)
  • 01-26Henry Jordan: Emporia, Virginia -- NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)
  • 01-26Peter Ronnefeld: Composer
  • 01-26Zbigniew Penherski: Composer
  • 01-27Gillian Beer: Professor / President (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
  • 01-28David John Lodge: English writer (Soul & Bodies)

People died in year of 1935

  • 01-06George P Baker: US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • 01-10Edwin H Flack: English 800 / 1500m runner (1896 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 60
  • 01-16Richard Wetz: Composer, dies at 59
  • 01-28Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov: Russian composer, dies at 75
  • 02-08Max Liebermann: German impressionist Painter / graphic artist, dies at 87
  • 02-09Karl Nef: Swiss musicologist, dies at 61
  • 02-13Violet Paget: British Author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78
  • 02-23Jan Duiker: Dutch Architect (Hotel Gooiland), dies at 44
  • 02-28Alexander W F Idenburg: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1909-16), dies at 73
  • 03-16John J R Macleod: Scot / Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), dies at 58
  • 04-05Emil Mlynarski: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-06Edward Arlington Robinson: US poet
  • 04-08Edwin Cannan: Economist
  • 04-18Ignazio Guidi: Italian orientalist / archaeologist, dies at 90
  • 04-20Juliaan de Vriendt: Flemish painter, dies at 92
  • 04-24Paul Klengel: Composer, dies at 80
  • 04-28Alexander Campbell Mackenzie: Scotish composer, dies at 87
  • 04-29Leroy Carr: Rocker
  • 05-11Edward H Thompson: US archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78
  • 05-12Josef Pilsudski: Polish Dictator (1926-35)
  • 05-19Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler: French composer, dies at 74
  • 05-19Thomas E Lawrence (of Arabia): Dies in a motorcycle crash
  • 05-20Ivans [Jacob van Schevichaven]: Lawyer / detective writer, dies at 68
  • 05-21Hugo de Vries: Botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87
  • 05-21Jane Addams: A founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65
  • 05-29Josef Suk: Czech violinist / composer, dies at 61
  • 05-30Lothar Windsperger: Composer, dies at 49
  • 06-01Alberto Cametti: Composer, dies at 64
  • 06-06Jacques Urlus: Tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth), dies at 68
  • 06-07Ivan V Mitsjoerin: Russian botanist