The Warm Springs Foundation — which later evolved into the March Of Dimes — was founded.
134 people died when the cruise ship Morro Castle burned off Asbury Park, New Jersey, upon its return from Havana, Cuba.
Federal agents shot and killed mobster John Dillinger and members of his gang as they left a Chicago movie theater. Dillinger had been dubbed "public enemy #1."
The American Federation of Labor launched a boycott of German imports to protest the rise to Der Führer of Nazi Adolph Hitler.
Midwest crops were devastated by record cold weather in February and record heat during the summer.
The Communications Act of 1934 established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate all communications, from telephone and telegraph to radio and wireless communications.
The Three Stooges split from Ted Healy and began a long & prolific series of short subjects for Columbia Pictures.
Hit tunes included Cocktails For Two and On The Good Ship Lollipop.