What Happened on July 13, 1934

Historical Events

Babe Ruth's 700th HR

Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksei Yeliseyev, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • Antonio Jiménez Quiles, Spanish road cyclist (Vuelta a España 1955 runner-up), born in Granada, Spain (d. 2023)
  • Gordon Lee, English soccer manager (Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Everton, Preston NE, KR Reykjavik), born in Cannock, England (d. 2022)
  • Peter Gzowski 'Mr Canada', Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • Roger Reynolds, American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Whispers Out of Time), born in Detroit, Michigan

Wole Soyinka (89 years old)

Nigerian playwright and poet (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986), born in Abeokuta, near Ibadan, Nigeria

Born in 1934

Famous Deaths

Kate Sheppard (1847-1934)

New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

1934 Highlights

About July 13, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer