Trans-Pacific air flights between the United States and the Philippines.
National Labor relations Act (Wagner Act) passed by U.S. Congress. Provides legal structure for labot unions.
Marx brothers' film A Night At the Opera is released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer.
Ken Kesey is born in La Junta, Colorado.
March: Nazi Germany re-introduces military conscription.
March 16: German Reich Office for Foreign Exchange Control orders Germans returening to Germany to sell their liquid assets to the German National Bank (Reichsbank) within ten days, one-half of the amount at the current rate of exchange and one-half at the pre-depreciated dollar rate of exchange. The difference is paid from the blocked bank accounts of emirgating German Jews, who are also hit with a "flight tax" of 25% of their assets.
April 3: Joven Cuba guerrillas kidnap Eutimio Falla Bonet in "Operation Falla."
April 10: French government of Prime Minister Pierre Laval issues the Rollin Decree banning publication that incites anti-colonial resistance to laws, regulations or official authority in French colonies other than Algeria, Martinique, Guadeloupe or Reunion.
May 25: Benito Mussolini delivers speech indicating that the only problem he has with Germany was Austrian independence. German re-armament is not mentioned.
July 13: Republican politican Jack Kemp is born in Los Angeles.
August 29: Future ANC activist Dulcie Evonne September is born.
September 15: Nuremburg Laws in Germany re-impose legal segregation of Jews which had been eliminated in 1912.
October 3: Italy invades Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Sanctions against Italy are voted by the League of Nations the following week.
November 13: Demonstrations/riots by the Wafd Party in Egypt. Unrest continues through December.
December 12: United Front of all Egyptian political parties organize, petitions British puppet King Fuadfor a restoration of the constitution.