1934 in the United Kingdom


1934 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1934 in the United Kingdom.

Incumbents

*Monarch - George V of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister - Ramsay MacDonald, national coalition

Events

* 21 January - 10,000 people attend a British Union of Fascists rally in Birmingham, organised by Oswald Mosley.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 378-379|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
* 3 April - Percy Shaw patents the cat's eye road-safety device.
* 6 April - Rudyard Kipling and William Butler Yeats are awarded the Gothenburg Prize for Poetry.
* 19 April - Surgeon R.K. Wilson allegedly takes a photograph of the Loch Ness Monster.
* 18 July - opening of the Queensway Tunnel beneath the River Mersey by King George V.cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
* 19 July - 41 squadrons added to the Royal Air Force as part of a new air defence program.
* 4–11 August - 1934 British Empire Games held in London.
* 22 September - Gresford Disaster: A gas explosion took place at Gresford Colliery in Wrexham, north-east Wales which led to the death of 266 miners and rescuers. This was one of the worst tragedies in Welsh mining history.
* 26 September - Launching of the liner RMS Queen Mary.
* 29 November - Marriage of Prince George, Duke of Kent to Princess Marina; the wedding is the first to be broadcast live on radio.
* 10 December - Arthur Henderson wins the Nobel Peace Prize. [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1934/ The Nobel Peace Prize 1934] ]

Undated

* The British Graham Land Expedition sets out to explore Graham Land in Antarctica.

Publications

* Agatha Christie's novels "Murder on the Orient Express" (featuring Hercule Poirot) and "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?".
* Robert Graves' novel "I, Claudius".
* James Hilton's novel "Goodbye, Mr. Chips".
* George Orwell's memoir "Burmese Days".
* Dorothy L. Sayers' novel "The Nine Tailors".
* Evelyn Waugh's novel "A Handful of Dust".

Births

* 8 January - Roy Kinnear, actor (died 1988)
* 14 January - Richard Briers, actor
* 18 January - Raymond Briggs, writer and illustrator
* 20 January - Tom Baker, actor
* 11 February - Mary Quant, fashion designer
* 11 February - John Surtees, race car driver
* 17 February - Alan Bates, actor (died 2003)
* 2 April - Brian Glover, actor and wrestler (died 1997)
* 3 April - Jane Goodall, zoologist
* 7 April - Ian Richardson, actor (died 2007)
* 3 May - Henry Cooper, boxer
* 9 May - Alan Bennett, actor and writer
* 14 May - Siân Phillips, actress
* 15 May - George Roper, comedian (died 2003)
* 24 May - Barry Rose, choir director and organist
* 26 May - Michael Rawson, track and field athlete
* 21 June - Kenneth Matthews, race walker
* 26 June - Jeremy Wolfenden, journalist (died 1965)
* 1 July - Jean Marsh, actress
* 5 July - Philip Madoc, actor
* 8 July - Marty Feldman, writer, comedian and actor (died 1982)
* 14 July - John Tyndall, politician (died 2005)
* 15 July - Harrison Birtwistle, composer
* 6 August - Chris Bonington, mountaineer
* 19 August - Ronald Jones, track and field athlete
* 4 September - Clive Granger, economist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 8 September - Peter Maxwell Davies, composer
* 19 September - Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles (died 1967)
* 24 September - Tommy Anderson, footballer
* 20 October - Timothy West, actor
* 9 December - Judi Dench, actress
* 28 December
** Alasdair Gray, writer and artist
** Maggie Smith, actress

Deaths

* 6 January - Herbert Chapman, football manager (born 1878)
* 23 January - Charles McLaren, 1st Baron Aberconway, politician and jurist (born 1850)
* 23 February - Edward Elgar, composer (born 1857)
* 11 April - John Collier, writer and painter (born 1850)
* 25 May - Gustav Holst, composer (born 1874)
* 10 June - Frederick Delius, composer (born 1862)
* 10 September - George Henschel, musician (born 1850)
* 16 November - Alice Liddell, the schoolgirl who was the inspiration for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (born 1852)

References

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