What Happened on January 15, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O'Malley, but survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest.

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger