What Happened on January 31, 1934

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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, British jazz pianist, born in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham, England (d. 1995)
1934 Highlights

About January 31, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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