On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1934

Historical Events

  • 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die

AgreementContract of Interest

New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, nearing end of illustrious career, signs a 1-year contract worth $35,000; represents a pay cut of $17,000 for "The Babe"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O'Malley, but survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest.

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
1934 Highlights

About January 15, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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