On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1934

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Bolus, English cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 41.33; Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire ), born in Leeds, England (d. 2020)
  • James Franciscus, American actor (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Mr Novak, Longstreet), born in Clayton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
1934 Highlights

About January 31, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius