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May 1934

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1934.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Ramsay MacDonald (Labour), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1934: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1934?


  • 01 May 1934 Water state kingdom dismisses NSB-leader Anton Mussert
  • 05 May 1934 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04.
  • 07 May 1934 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley
  • 11 May 1934 Over two days, the most severe dust storm to date in the USA sweeps an estimated 350 million tons of topsoil from the Great Plains across to the eastern seaboard.
  • 12 May 1934 Cocktails For Two, by Duke Ellington hits #1
  • 13 May 1934 Great dustbowl storm
  • 15 May 1934 Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for John Dillinger, dead or alive.
  • 18 May 1934 Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print
  • 19 May 1934 Sherlock Holmes crossword puzzle in Sat Review of Lit Males who solved puzzle became members of Baker Street Irregulars
  • 21 May 1934 Oskaloosa Iowa, becomes 1st US city to fingerprint its citizens
  • 23 May 1934 Wallace Carothers manufactures first nylon (polymeer 66).
  • 24 May 1934 Colombia and Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia.
  • 26 May 1934 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
  • 28 May 1934 The Glyndebourne festival in England is inaugurated.
  • 29 May 1934 May 31 ampndash The Confessional Synod of the German Evangelical Church meets in Barmen, Germany to write the Barmen Declaration.
  • 15 May 1934 A self coup by prime minister Kārlis Ulmanis succeeded in Latvia, suspending its constitution and dissolving its Saeima.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?