What Happened on August 16, 1934

Historical Events

  • US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028' (923 m) in Bathysphere, off the coast of Bermuda

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, British sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet; Witch Week), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Ed van Thijn, Dutch politician (House of Representatives, 1977-82; Mayor of Amsterdam, 1983-94; Member of Senate, 1999-2007), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2021)
  • John Standing, British actor (Lime Street - "Edward"), 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)
Born in 1934
1934 Highlights

About August 16, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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