On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1934

Famous Birthdays

  • Marilyn Horne, American mezzo-soprano, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania
  • Richard Wernick, American composer (1977 Pulitzer Prize: Visions of Terror and Wonder), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • William Vollie Alexander Jr., American politician (Rep-D-AR, 1969- ), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Annie Patterson, Irish organist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 65
1934 Highlights

About January 16, 1934

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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