What Happened on August 22, 1934

Historical Events

  • Australian cricket spin bowler Clarrie Grimmett takes 5-64 as England dismissed for 145 in 5th Test at The Oval; Australia wins by 562 runs to regain Ashes, 2-1
  • Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12

Famous Birthdays

  • Diana Sands, American actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • John Chowning, American composer (Turenas), born in Salem, New Jersey
  • Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC), born in London (d. 2008)

Norman SchwarzkopfNorman Schwarzkopf (1934-2012)

US Army General and commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War, born in Trenton, New Jersey

  • Ralph Mellanby, Canadian sportscaster / television producer (EP Hockey Night in Canada 1966-85; 5 x Emmy Awards various Olympic Games), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2022)
1934 Highlights

About August 22, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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