On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 1934

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestLouise Fletcher

Louise Fletcher, actress (One Flew over Cuckoo's Nest), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJohn Dillinger

John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, shot dead at 31 by federal agents at the Biograph Theater in Chicago

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger

1934 Highlights

About July 22, 1934

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer