On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1934

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPaul von Hindenburg

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

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg

1934 Highlights

About August 2, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo