News and Events of 1934
World Statisticspopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize:
Arthur Henderson (UK)
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U.S. StatisticsPresident: Franklin D Roosevelt
Vice President: John N. Garner
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EconomicsFederal spending: $6.54 billion
Consumer Price Index: 13.4
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03
World SeriesSt. Louis Cardinals d. Detroit (4-3)
Stanley CupChicago d. Detroit (3-1)
WimbledonWomen: Dorothy Round d. H. Jacobs (6-2 5-7 6-3)
Men: Fred Perry d. J. Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
Kentucky Derby ChampionCavalcade
NCAA Football ChampionsMinnesota (8-0-0)
World CupItaly d. Czechoslovakia (2-1 (OT))
Oscars awarded in 1934
Nobel Prize for Literature: Luigi Pirandello (Italy)More Entertainment Awards...
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Harold C. Urey (US), for discovery of heavy hydrogen
Physics: None awarded
Physiology or Medicine: George H. Whipple, George R. Minot, and William P. Murphy (US), for discovery of liver therapy against anemias