History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1934

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1934?

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This football manager, who managed Huddersfield Town and Arsenal to an FA Cup and two First Division titles each in the 1920s, dies.6th January
This actor, best known for playing the 4th incarnation of the Doctor, is born. (A 2005 poll found his voice to be the 4th most recognisable in Britain...)20th January
These branded die-cast miniature vehicles are first introduced by Meccano Inc.April
Percy Shaw patents this light reflecting road safety device.3rd April
This author and poet, known for The Jungle Book, is awarded the Gothenburg Prize for Poetry.6th April
The ''surgeon's photograph'' of the Loch Ness Monster, later admitted to be a hoax, is published in this national newspaper.21st April
This boxer and later popular broadcaster, famed for his powerful left hook, and knockdown of the young Muhammad Ali, and thus far the only boxer to be knighted, is born.3rd May
54 year old grandmother Mrs G. E. Alington becomes the first woman in Britain to complete this aerial stunt.4th May
The first regular domestic airmail service starts up, between Kirkwall and this northern Scottish city.29th May
King George V opens this tunnel beneath the River Mersey.18th July
These international gmes are held in London.4th-11th August
A gas explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in this northeastern Welsh town, leading to the death of 266 miners and rescuers.22nd September
This ocean liner, sailed primarily for the Cunard-White Star Line as part of Cunard's two-ship weekly express between Southampton and New York, is launched at Clydebank.26th September
This James Hilton novel, about the 43 year career of a schoolteacher at Brookfield Grammar School, later adapted into an award-winning film starring Robert Donat, is published.October
Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark becomes the last foreign-born princess to marry into the Royal Family when she marries this prince.29th November
This actress, noted for a distinguished theatre career, as well as the role of M in 7 James Bond films, starting with GoldenEye, is born.9th December
This actress, well known for roles in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and the Harry Potter series, as well as more recently in Downton Abbey, is born.28th December
This Robert Graves novel, written in the style of an autobiography about a Roman emperor, later adapted into a successful BBC TV series, is published.Undated

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