- Real World: February 12. Socialist and government forces clash in Austria in what becomes known as the Austrian Civil War.
- Real World: February 16. The Austrian Civil War ends- socialist forces in Austria surrender after the military joins the fight on the government's side.
- Real World: March 3. John Dillinger escapes from the jail at Crown Point, Indiana, reportedly using a fake gun made from wood.
- Real World: April 19. A photograph is taken that allegedly shows the Loch Ness Monster (the photograph is revealed to be a hoax in 1994).
- Real World: May 11. A powerful dust storm begins on this day (lasting until May 13) which strips parts of the Great Plains of large amounts of their topsoil.
- Real World: May 28. The first quintuplets to survive infancy are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne of Ontario.
- Real World: June 30. The Nazi Sturmabteilung (stormtroopers) are purged in what becomes known as the Night of the Long Knives.
- Real World: July 17. William Langer, the illegitimate governor of North Dakota, briefly declares North Dakota independent from the United States.
- Real World: July 22. John Dillinger is gunned down by FBI agents in front of the Biograph Theater in Chicago.
New Fictional Works
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.
The Black Cat, Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back, The Case of the Howling Dog, Charlie Chan in London, The Count of Monte Cristo, Death Takes a Holiday, The Evil Mind, The Return of Chandu (serial), The Scarlet Pimpernel, Tarzan and His Mate, The Thin Man, Treasure Island.
Notable Comic Books
First Flash Gordon comic strip.
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