1934 in Wales
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- Prince of Wales – The Prince Edward
- Princess of Wales – vacant
- Archbishop of Wales
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales – Gwili
- 22 September - At Gresford Colliery in Wrexham, 265 miners are killed in a mining accident. Later in the year, Paul Robeson performs in Caernarfon in a benefit concert for victims of the accident.
- 23 October - Opening of the Guildhall, Swansea, designed by Percy Thomas.
- 25 October - Aneurin Bevan marries fellow MP Jennie Lee.
- Anthracite production in Wales reaches its peak.
- The Special Areas Act is passed to help areas such as the South Wales Valleys that have been particularly affected by the Great Depression in the United Kingdom.
- Courtaulds establishes a rayon factory at Greenfield.
- Tudor Thomas' work on corneal grafting restores the sight of a man who had been nearly blind for 27 years.
Arts and literature
- Sir Henry Walford Davies is appointed Master of the King's Musick.
- The Welsh Folk Dance Society is founded at Bala.
- The Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, is inaugurated.
- Caradog Prichard becomes sub-editor of the News Chronicle.
- Richard Hughes and his wife move into Laugharne Castle.
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - William Morris
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - Thomas Eurig Davies
- Edward Tegla Davies - Y Llwybr Arian
- D. Gwenallt Jones - Plasau'r Brenin
- Jack Jones - Rhondda Roundabout
- Howard Spring - Shabby Tiger
- Dylan Thomas - 18 Poems (his first collection, including "The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower")
- Ray Milland appears in We're Not Dressing.
- Gareth Hughes appears in Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.
- Yr Ail Fordaith Gymraeg (Second Welsh Cruise), a silent film made by Ifan ab Owen Edwards focusing on the activities of Urdd Gobaith Cymru (with Welsh-language titles)
- Badminton - Wales is a founder member of the Badminton World Federation.
- Cricket - Cyril Walters becomes the first Welshman to captain an England Test team
- Rugby Union
- 10 March - Wales defeat Ireland 13–0 in a game held at St Helen's, Swansea
- 11 February - Mary Quant, fashion designer
- 25 February - Nicholas Edwards, Baron Crickhowell, politician
- 28 March - Graham Vearncombe, footballer (died 1993)
- 18 April - Brynmor John, politician (died 1988)
- 16 May - Kenneth O. Morgan, Baron Morgan, historian
- 10 May - Cliff Wilson, snooker player (died 1994)
- 13 June - Gren, cartoonist (died 2007)
- 5 July - Philip Madoc, actor
- 13 July - Dai Ward, footballer (died 1996)
- 6 August - Billy Boston, rugby league footballer
- 20 September – David Marquand, academic and former MP
- 1 November - William Mathias, composer (died 1992)
- 24 November - Dewi Zephaniah Phillips, philosopher (died 2006)
- 6 January - Dorothy Edwards, novelist, 30 (suicide)
- 23 January - Charles McLaren, 1st Baron Aberconway, owner of Bodnant, 83
- 4 February - Harry Wetter, Welsh international rugby union player, 52
- 25 February - Daniel Protheroe, composer and conductor, 67
- 24 May - William Nathaniel Jones, politician, 76
- 14 June - George Thomas, Wales international rugby union player, 76/77
- 19 July - Christopher Williams, painter, 61
- 28 August - Edgeworth David, geologist and explorer, 76
- 11 October - John Kelt Edwards, cartoonist, 59
- 13 November - Sir Evan Vincent Evans, journalist, 81