1934 in organized crime
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- Phil D'Andrea is elected president of the Unione Siciliana, a Sicilian fraternal organization, in Chicago.
- April 22 - Baby Face Nelson, hiding out with John Dillinger, at the Little Bohemia Lodge just outside Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin kills FBI Special Agent W. Carter Baum in a shootout.
- Spring - Headed by Meyer Lansky and Johnny Torrio, organized crime leaders hold a conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York to discuss the formation of a National Crime Syndicate.
- July 2 - Paul Castellano is arrested for the armed robbery of a Hartford, Connecticut store. Sentenced to one year imprisonment in the Hartford County Jail, Castellano serves three months before being released in December.
- July 22 - John Dillinger killed in Chicago by the FBI.
- October - New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia orders a police raid on gambling parlors. This raid damages over 1,000 slot machines owned by mob boss Frank Costello.
- October 9 - Ferdinand "The Shadow" Boccia is abducted by Willie Gallo and Ernest "The Hawk" Rupolo after a dispute with Vito Genovese over a fixed card game. Boccia is later murdered.
Arts and literature
- November 6 - Isoji Koga, the founder of the Dojin-kai
- Americo Petrillo "The Cigar", Patriarca crime family soldier and associate of William P. Grasso
- Frank Salemme "Cadillac Frank", Patriarca crime family leader and former member of the Winter Hill Gang
- May 23 - Clyde Barrow, outlaw shot dead by Federal marshals
- May 23 - Bonnie Parker, outlaw shot dead by Federal marshals
- July 22 - John Dillinger, Public enemy #1 shot dead by the FBI
- October 9 - Ferdinand Boccia, New York mobster
- October 22 -Charles Arthur Floyd, Public enemy #1 shot dead by the FBI
- November 27 - Babyface Nelson, Public enemy #1 died from wounds suffered in a shootout with 2 FBI agents