In the Year 1934
- TWA began commercial service on DC-2 cutting coast to coast flight time
from 36-18 hours.
- FDR sets New Deal objectives as security for homes, jobs and old age.
- The Securities and Exchange Comission (SEC) is created by FDR to
curb abuses in Stock Exchange. Joseph Kennedy named Commissioner.
- Hindenburg dies, Hitler named President.
- Hitler predicts Reich will survive for 1000 years
- Mao-Tse-Tung strives to unite communist troops in China
- Riots threaten order in Paris
- Mussolini orders all school teachers to wear uniforms
- Stalin uses murder of Sergei Kirov to purge rivals
- Roosevelt devalues dollar to 60 cents
- Puerto Rico requests statehood
- Bruno Hauptmann held for Lindbergh kidnapping
- Alcatraz becomes a federal prison
Gangsters and Outlaws:
- In Indiana John Dillinger breaks out of jail using wooden piston and is
gunned down four months later as he was leaving a Chicago theatre.
- Bonnie can Clyde, notorious bank robbers, are killed in a police ambush.
- In San Francisco Al Capone is locked up at Alcatraz.
- Pretty Boy Floyd, notorius outlaw, is shot and killed at a Ohio farm
while fleeing from federal agents.
- Baby Faced Nelson found dead.
- Bottle of Pepsi 10c
- Average income $1,601.00
- New car
- New House $5,972.00
- Loaf of Bread 8c
- Gallon of Gas 10c
- Gallon of milk 45c
- Gold per ounce $20.67
- Silver per ounce .38
- Dow Jones Average .98
President - FDR Franklin Roosevelt
Vice President- John Garner
Life Expectancy 59.7 years
- Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" opened.
- Literature: James Hilton's Good-Bye Mr. Chips."
- "Blue Moon"
- "All Through the Night"
- "I Get a Kick Out of You"
- "Santa Claus Coming to Town"
- Blow, Gabriel, Blow".
- Stanley cup Hockey Chicago Black Hawks
- U. S. Open Golf- Olin Dutra
- NFL Champions- New York Giants
- Indianapolis 500 104.863 MPH Bill Cummings
- Boston Marathon - Dave Komonen 2 hours, 32 min, 53 sec
- Boxing (Heavyweight) Primo Camera defeats Tommy Loughran Max
Baer KO's Primo Camera (Yes, Max Baer was the dad of the Max Baer who played
Jethro Bodine on the Beverly Hillbillies. For a great movie watch Cinderella
Man. It was set in the 30's.)
- World Series St. Louis (NL)
- Kentucky Derby Cavalcade Ridden by M. Garner
- Leslie Howard and Bette Davis in "Of Human Bndage",
Academy Award Winner
- Cecile B. DeMille's "Cleopatra" starring Claudette Colbert.
- Claudette Colbert starred along with Clark Gable in Capra's
"It Happened One Night"
- Hank Aaron, baseball great, most carreer home runs.
- Gloria Steinem, American feminist, editor of Ms. magazine who later
married and was very happy.
- January 22, 1934 Bill Bixby, Entertainer
- February 12, 1934 Bill Russell, Basketball
- February 27, 1934 Ralph Nader, Activist and Presidential Hopeful
- March 11, 1934 Sam Donaldson News
- March 26, 1934 Alan Arkin,, Entertainer
- April 5, 1934 Frank Gorshin, Entertainer
- April 24, 1934 Shirley MacLaine, entertainer
- May 22, 1934 Peter Nero, Entertainer
- June 1, 1934 Pat Boone, Entertainer
- June 5, 1934 Bill Moyers, News
- July 1, 1934 Jamie Farr, Entertainer
- July 12, 1934 Van Cliburn, Entertainer
- July 17, 1934 Donald Sutherland, Entertainer
- September 20, 1934 Sophia Loren, Italian actress
- September 27, 1934 Wilford Brimley, Entertainer
- September 28, 1934 Brigitte Bardot, French actress.
- November 9, 1934 Carl Sagan, Scientist
- Chevrolet "Makes everything else we've looked at seem completely out
of date." "Drive it only 5 miles and you'll never be satisfied
with any other low-priced car."
- Don't let PAIN rob you of your charm! Hexin, Inc
- Simonize your car.
- Railway Express "We chaperone your shipments and rush them all the
- Elgin watches "tradition and something more keeps our family choosing
- FTD Florists "Say it with Flowers"
- Rinso- "The best selling package soap in America
- Phillips Milk of Magnesia "aou crossed the "fatal forty"
line? Then, according to doctors you are doubly subject to acid stomach.
- Armstrong's Linoleum Floors "custom laid or standard designs"
Color in the floor brings customers into this store.
- Ivory Soap prevents "housework hands".
- Gerber's Bay Food- 9 strained foods for baby
- Admiracion Soapless Shampoo Treatment
- Tangee Lipstick "Lipstick Question for Men--"Object to too much
- Mennen Brushless Shave New Brushless Shave. It's a cream-- not a
- Vicks Nose and Throat Drops and Vicks VapoRub
- Stetson Hats
A few radio stations-
- WOR- New York
- WJR Detroit
KFI Los Angeles
Calendar for 1934
January 1st 1934 -Monday
- February 1st 1934- Thursday
- March 1st 1934- Thursday
- April 1st 1934- Sunday
- May 1st 1934- Tuesday
- June 1st 1934- Friday
- July 1st 1934- Sunday
August 1st 1934- Wednesday
- September 1st 1934- Saturday
- October 1st 1934- Monday
- November 1st 1934- Thursday
- December 1st 1934- Saturday
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