On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1934

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" is performed in Moscow; roundly criticized by the Communist Party, it was banned in the Soviet Union until 1961


Famous Birthdays

  • Burdette Haldorson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • StanisÅ‚aw Grochowiak, Polish poet, born in Leszno, Poland (d. 1976)
1934 Highlights

About January 24, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius