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  Timeline: 1934  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 26, 1934 Milan-San Remo Joseph Demysere (Bel) 281.5 km
April 1, 1934 Paris-Roubaix Gaston Rebry (Bel) 255 km
April 18, 1934 Tour of Flanders Gaston Rebry (Bel) 239 km
May 13, 1934 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Theo Heckenrath (Bel) 213 km
May 19-June 10, 1934 Giro d'Italia Learco Guerra (Ita) 17 Stages, 3,711 km
July 3-29, 1934 Tour de France Antonin Magne (Fra) 23 Stages, 4,370 km
August 18, 1934 World Championships Karel Kaers (Bel) Leipzig, Germany 225.8 km
October 21, 1934 Giro di Lombardia Learco Guerra (Ita) Milan-Milan, 245 km

•  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 -
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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.


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