What Happened on February 17, 1934

Historical Events

  • 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Pennsylvania)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Bates, British actor (Zorba the Greek; An Unmarried Woman; The Rose), born in Allestree, Derby, England (d. 2003)
  • Barry Humphries, Australian Tony Award-winning comedian, actor and author known for his stage alter egos (Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Patterson), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2023) [1]
Born in 1934

Famous Deaths

  • Albert I, King of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player, chess writer, and chess teacher, dies at 71
1934 Highlights

About February 17, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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