What Happened on August 2, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of German armed forces

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert W Hall, actor (Apocalypse Now)
  • Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), dies of lung cancer at 86

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg