On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1934

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

French film "Zouzou" premieres in Paris, starring Josephine Baker; 1st black woman to star in a major motion picture

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker

Famous Birthdays

  • (Bennie Ross) "Hank" Crawford, American saxophonist, arranger and songwriter (Help Me Make It Through the Night), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer known as the "Little Master" (1952-69) who played the longest test innings in history at 16 hours, born in Junagadh, British India (d. 2016)
  • Harmonica Slim [Travis Blaylock], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter ("You Better Believe It"), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1984)
1934 Highlights

About December 21, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius