What Happened on December 1, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov assassinated, Stalin uses as excuse to begin the Great Purge of 1934-38

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Toronto Maple Leafs beat St. Louis Eagles, 4-3 to set an NHL record for the most wins to start the season with 8; Leafs do it again 59 years later; won 10 in a row to start 1993-94 season

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Hilly Axwijk, Suriname social worker
  • LeMar Clark, American heavyweight boxer, born in Cedar City, Utah (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Sergei M Kirov, Josef Stalin's collaborator, assassinated in Leningrad