On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1934

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

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 Cricket Batsman (55 Tests; longest Test innings in history at 16 hours, 337 v WI 1958; 12 x 100), 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? 87 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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