What Happened on May 7, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autnomous Region
  • Princess Juliana of the Netherlands opens Juliana Canal between Maastricht and Maasbracht.
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley (Men in White)
  • World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Smith, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Donald Russell Holler, composer
  • Heinz Marti, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • Willard Scott, weatherman (Today)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67