See also People that died at the age of 34
- 12-October-2003 : Michael Schumacher wins the 2003 FIA Formula One Championship in Suzuka, Japan, beating Kimi Raikkonen to the title.
- 02-February-2002 : Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands marries Maxima, Princess of Orange in Amsterdam.
- 08-September-1998 : St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire breaks baseball's singlesingleseason home run record, formerly held by Roger Maris. McGwire hits #62 at Busch Stadium in the 4th inning off of Chicago Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel.
- 07-April-1998 : George Michael is arrested in a restroom at Will Rogers Memorial Park for committing a lewd act in front of a police officer. This incident leads to him coming out as gay.
- 11-May-1997 : IBM's Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in the last game of the rematch, the first time a computer beats a chess champion in a match.
- 12-June-1982 : A rally against nuclear weapons draws 750,000 to New York City's Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt attend.
- 22-May-1981 : Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper. He is sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder.
- 04-January-1981 : Sheffield police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, a 3434yearyearold lorry driver, on suspicion of being the Yorkshire Ripper who has killed 13 women and attacked 7 others over the last 6 years.
- 02-October-1979 : Bob Marley's album ''Survival'' is released.
- 09-January-1979 : The ''Music for UNICEF Concert'' is held at the United Nations General Assembly to raise money for UNICEF and promote the Year of the Child. It is broadcast the following day in the United States and around the world. Hosted by The Bee Gees, other performers include Donna Summer, ABBA, Rod Stewart and Earth, Wind & Fire. A soundtrack album is later released.