What Happened on January 15, 1934

Historical Events

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

Contract 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"

Event of Interest

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

1934 History

Famous Deaths

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

About January 15, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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