On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1934

Historical Events

  • "Bloody Thursday" - Police open fire on striking longshoremen in San Francisco

Baseball Record

Lou Gehrig hits record 17th career grand slam in Yankees 8-3 win v Washington, passes Babe Ruth's total

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Diane Andersen, Danish-Belgian concert pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Philip Madoc, Welsh actor (The Life and Times of David Lloyd George), born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 2012)
1934 Highlights

About July 5, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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