What Happened on December 1, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, used by Stalin as the excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38.

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Hilly Axwijk, Suriname social worker

Famous Deaths

  • Sergei M Kirov, Josef Stalin's collaborator, assassinated in Leningrad