On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1934

Historical Events

  • Federico Garcia Lorca's "Yerma" premieres in Madrid
  • First collegiate basketball doubleheader is played at Madison Square Garden, NYC; New York University beats Notre Dame, 25-18; Westminster edges St. John's, 37-33
  • Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 and London Treaty of 1930

Famous Birthdays

  • Benny Dees, American college basketball coach (U of New Orleans; U of Wyoming; Western Carolina Uni), born in Mount Vernon, Georgia (d. 2021)
  • Ed Flanders, American actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1967)
  • Tom Jarriel, American television news reporter (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in LaGrange, Georgia
1934 Highlights

About December 29, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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