On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Don Bradman (244) and Bill Ponsford (205 no) put on 451 in world record partnership for Australia on Day 1 of 5th Test win against England at the Oval; Ponsford out for 266

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Jacobs beats fellow American Sarah Palfrey Cooke 6-1, 6-3 for her third straight US singles title

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRoberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico (d. 1972)

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Delilah L Beasley, American author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61