What Happened on August 1, 1934

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

  • Hermann Baumann, German classical horn player, composer and teacher, born in Hamburg
  • John Beck, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests; 3 x 50; top score 99; Wellington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2000)
Born in 1934

Famous Deaths

  • Piotr MaszyƄski, Polish composer, dies at 79

About August 1, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo