On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1934

Historical Events

  • Fenway Park catches fire for 2nd time (May 8th 1926 also)
  • National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddy Pieters Graafland OON, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Ajax; European Cup 1970, Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], South-African born American music producer (co-founded A&R records), born in Cape Town
  • William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver, born in Bolivia (d. 1971)
1934 Highlights

About January 5, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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