On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1934

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, German writer, dies at 60
1934 Highlights

About January 1, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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