What Happened on August 1, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • US Amateur Golf Championship format is changed to a 6-day event with no 36-hole stroke-play qualifying, and 36-hole matches for semi-finals and final

Famous Birthdays

  • John Beck, New Zealand cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Piotr MaszyƄski, Polish composer, dies at 79