On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1934

Historical Events

Sports History

Casey Stengel becomes manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

  • Coronation of King Leopold III of Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Linda Cristal, Argentinian actress (High Chapparal), born in Buenos Aires, Brazil (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot, assassinated by the National Guard at 38

Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode, Pomp and Circumstance), dies of colorectal cancer at 76


1934 Highlights

About February 23, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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