On This Day

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)

Person of interestNorman Schwarzkopf

Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army General and commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf

1934 Highlights

About August 22, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo