On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1934

Historical Events

  • Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated

Contract of Interest

NY Giants reward NL MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with a huge $18,000 contract

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Donald Cammell, film director
  • Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist, puppeteer (Lamb Chop), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1998)
  • Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
1934 Highlights

About January 17, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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