On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1934

Historical Events

  • Jaap Speyers "Bluejackets" premieres in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra Ripley, American writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Gene Freese, American baseball player, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 2013)

Person of interestJacques Anquetil

Jacques Anquetil, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1957, 61-64; first 5-time winner), born in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France (d. 1987)

Road Cyclist Jacques Anquetil
Road Cyclist
Jacques Anquetil
  • Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Stiens, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Roy Kinnear, English character actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers), born in Wigan, United Kingdom (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
  • Andrei Bely [Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev], Russian writer (Petersburg), dies at 53
1934 Highlights

About January 8, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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