On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1934

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • Roger Reynolds, composer

Person of interestWole Soyinka

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

Playwright Wole Soyinka
Playwright
Wole Soyinka

Famous Deaths

Person of interestKate Sheppard

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

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
1934 Highlights

About July 13, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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