April 1934 in history

April 1934 events chronologically

Apr 12 The strongest surface wind gust in the world at 231 mph, is measured on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Apr 12 The U.S. Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers
Apr 21 The "Surgeon's Photograph", the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, is published in the Daily Mail (in 1999, it is revealed to be a hoax)

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1934

Apr 2 Paul Cohen (mathematician) an American mathematician best known for his proof of the independence of the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice from Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory, the most widely accepted axiomatization of set theory.
Apr 3 Jane Goodall an English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots program, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues. She has served on the board of the Nonhuman Rights Project since its founding in 1996
Apr 5 Roman Herzog a German politician as a member of the Christian Democratic Union, and served as President of Germany from 1994 to 1999. He was the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany to be elected to office after the reunification of Germany that took place in 1990. Prior to his election to the presidency of Germany he served as a judge of the Federal Constitutional Court, and he was the President of the Constitutional Court from 1987 until his election as President of Germany
Apr 10 David Halberstam an American journalist and historian, known for his early work on the Vietnam War, his work on politics, history, the Civil Rights Movement, business, media, American culture, and his later sports journalism. He won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1964
Apr 14 Fredric Jameson an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist. He is best known for his analysis of contemporary cultural trends. He once described postmodernism as the spatialization of culture under the pressure of organized capitalism. Jameson's best-known books include Postmodernism: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, The Political Unconscious, and Marxism and Form
Apr 24 Shirley MacLaine an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. She has won one Academy Award, five Golden Globe Awards, including the Cecil DeMille Award, one Emmy Award and two BAFTA Awards
Apr 29 Luis Aparicio a former professional baseball player from Venezuela. He played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball for 18 seasons from 1956 through 1973. In 1956, Aparicio won the American League Rookie of the Year Award playing for the Chicago White Sox. Nicknamed "Little Louie", Aparicio was the dominant shortstop of his era and was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. A ten-time All-Star and a nine-time American League stolen base champion, he was nominated for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1934

Apr 5 Jiro Sato a Japanese tennis player. He was ranked World 3 in 1933, but committed suicide in the Strait of Malacca during his trip to the Davis Cup in 1934
Apr 7 Karl von Einem the commander of the German 3rd Army during the First World War and served as the Prussian Minister of War responsible for much of the German military buildup prior to the outbreak of the war.
Apr 9 Oskar von Miller a German engineer and founder of the Deutsches Museum, a large museum of technology and science.
Apr 11 John Collier (artist) a leading English artist, and an author. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, and was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation. Both his marriages were to daughters of Thomas Henry Huxley. He studied painting at the Munich Academy where he enrolled on 14 April 1875 at the age of 25
Apr 14 Karl Dane a Danish-American comedian and actor known for his work in American films, mainly of the silent film era. He worked alongside Rudolph Valentino, John Gilbert, and King Vidor. In 1926, he teamed up with George Arthur to form the successful comedy duo Dane & Arthur. At the peak of his career, he was making $1500 a week
Apr 21 Carsten Borchgrevink an Anglo-Norwegian polar explorer and a pioneer of modern Antarctic travel. He was the precursor of Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen and other more famous names associated with the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. In 1898–1900 he led the British-financed Southern Cross Expedition, which established a new Farthest South record at 78°50'S
Apr 28 Charley Patton an American Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating an enduring body of American music and personally inspiring just about every Delta blues man. Musicologist Robert Palmer considers him among the most important musicians that America produced in the twentieth century. Many sources, including musical releases and his gravestone, spell his name "Charley" even though the musician himself spelled his name "Charlie"