On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 20th Rose Bowl: Columbia beats Stanford, 7-0
  • Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective
  • International Telecommunication Union established
  • Nazi Germany passes the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".

Famous Deaths

  • Jakob Wassermann, writer, dies at 60