USA - The first collegiate basketball game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City between Notre Dame and NYU
Canada - Callendar, Ontario Elzire Dionne gave birth to quintuplets on May 28, 1934. The Dionnes were the first quintuplets to survive, thanks to advancements in neonatal care.
News - Alex Raymond published the comic strip Flash Gordon.
USA - In May a $25,000 reward was offered for the capture of the bank robber John Dillinger. July 22 nd FBI agents shot and killed “public enemy #1” John Dillinger.
Hollywood - After the success of Mickey Mouse in 1928, Walt Disney created Donald Duck.
Notable Deaths -
* Giro d'Italia Champion: Giovanni Brunero (Ita) 1895-1934, died of a fatal illness November 23, 1934. Brunero was a three time champion of the Giro d'Italia (1921, 1922, and 1926).
Madam Marie Sklodowska Curie, 1867-1934, was a pioneer in the field of radiation. She won the Noble Prize for Physics in 1903 and the Noble Prize for Chemistry in 1911.