On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1934

Historical Events

  • US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)
  • US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere

Famous Birthdays

  • Angela Buxton, English tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon women's doubles 1956 [with Althea Gibson]), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2020)
  • Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)
  • Ed van Thijn, (Jewish) Dutch foreign min/mayor (Amsterdam, 1983-94)
  • John Standing, British actor (Edward-Lime Street), born in London, England
  • Ketty Lester [Revoyda Frierson], American singer/actress (Love Letters), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • Pierre Richard, French actor and director (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe), born in Valenciennes, Nord, France
  • Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland batsman, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
1934 Highlights

About August 16, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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