What happened in 1934?
Pop Culture Quiz!
34 Trivia Questions for 1934 History
1. Created by Alex Raymond, what space adventure comic strip debuted on January 7, 1934?
2. How many people lived in the United States in 1934?
The population was an estimated 126,373,773 people.
3. On December 27, 1934, the country of Persia changed its name to what?
4. Who won the Stanley Cup in 1934?
In 1934, The Chicago Black Hawks won over the Detroit Red Wings (3 games to 1)
5. What was the Biggest Number One Song of 1934?
(tie) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Paul Whiteman OR June in January by Bing Crosby
6. Who was President of the United States in 1934?
Franklin D. Roosevelt (March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945)
7. They made 190 short films together, and the first was called Woman Haters. Who were “they?”
The Three Stooges
8. What was the average household income in 1934?
9. Disney’s Silly Symphonies animated short, The Wise Little Hen, introduced Peter Pig, and another very famous Disney Character. Who was that character?
10. Who was the Disney Legend who voiced Donald Duck, from the beginning, and for over 50 years?
Clarence (Charles) Nash
11. What was the highest-grossing film of 1934?
The Merry Widow
12. In Fort Worth, Texas, a business named “Wash-a-Teria,” was the first of its kind. What was the business?
Laundromat (Self-service laundry)
13. Adapted from an Edgar Allen Poe story, what horror film starred horror film icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi?
The Black Cat
14. What was the Bestselling Fiction Book in 1934?
Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen
15. How much did a Loaf of Bread cost in 1934?
16. How much did a Gallon of Milk cost 1934?
17. At what Major League Baseball event did Carl Hubbel strike out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin, all in succession?
The 1934 All-Star Game in New York City
18. What music hall in Harlem, Manhattan, opened on January 16, 1934?
The Apollo Theater
19. In late 1934, a film called Bright Eyes was released starring one of the biggest stars of the 1930s. Who was the young star of the film?
20. In 1934, what was the average life expectancy in the United States?
Men – 59.3 years, Women – 63.3 years.
21. Tarzan and His Mate was released on April 16, 1934. In the film, Jane, was played by what actress?
22. Who was arrested and later convicted for the 1932 Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping?
Bruno Richard Hauptmann
23. A 1934 American romantic comedy starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Cable won 5 Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Name that film.
It Happened One Night
24. Who won the 1934 World Series?
In 1934, The St. Louis Cardinals won, beating the Detroit Tigers (4 games to 3)
25. What was the film industry code of standards that became enforced in 1934?
Motion Picture Production Code (aka The Hays Code)
26. Now a National Historic Landmark, what was an island prison between1934 and 1963?
Alcatraz (Federal Penitentiary), off the coast of San Francisco, California.
27. A period of severe dust storms and droughts damaged the American and Canadian plains. What do historians call that period of history?
The Dust Bowl
28. How much did a gallon of gas cost in 1934?
$0.19 per gallon
29. London gynecologist Robert Kenneth Wilson took a famous picture that was probably a hoax. What was the subject of the photograph?
The Loch Ness Monster
30. What bank-robbing gangster was shot and killed by police on July 22, 1934?
31. Who was the Time Magazine Man of the Year in 1934?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
32. What company used the slogan: When you care enough to send the very best”?
33. How much did a dozen eggs cost in 1934?
34. What was the big story out of Bienville Parish, Louisiana on May 23, 1934?
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (Bonnie & Clyde) were ambushed and killed by police.
Trivia Team Bonus Questions:
1. What kind of (stolen) car were Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow driving when they were ambushed and killed?
1934 Ford V-8
2. Who was the Mayor of New York from 1934 through 1945?
Fiorello La Guardia
3. Who were the 1934 NFL Champions?
New York Giants
4. Who was the American Vice-President in 1934?
John Garner (March 4, 1933 – January 20, 1941)
5. What Horse won the Kentucky Derby in 1934?
6. The famous gilded bronze human-figured sculpture, created by Paul Manship, was dedicated at Rockefeller Center in New York City. What is it called?
7. Another well-known gangster was killed in The Battle of Barrington, outside of Chicago a few months later. Name that gangster.
Baby Face Nelson (Lester Joseph Gillis)
8. What team won the FIFA World Cup in 1934?
9. What business group used the slogan: “If You Want to Get Ahead, Get a …”?
10. Who was the Pope in 1934?
Pope Pius XI, February 6, 1922 – February 10, 1939