What Happened on August 2, 1934

Historical Events

  • 1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it

Event of Interest

Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of German armed forces

  • William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour
1934 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Hall, American hammer throw athlete, born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (d. 2008)
  • Carl Cecil Cain, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956), born in Freeport, Illinois
  • Valery Bykovsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31), born in Pavlovsky Posad, Russia
Born in 1934

Famous Deaths

Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg (1847-1934)

German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), dies of lung cancer at 86

About August 2, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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