On This Day

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)

Famous Deaths

  • Piotr MaszyƄski, Polish composer, dies at 79
1934 Highlights

About August 1, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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