What Happened on August 18, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 48th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-1, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Donald Bradman (244) and Ponsford score 451 in partnership in 316 minutes for Australia against England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico (d. 1972)

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Ronnie Carroll, British singer
  • Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney/author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61