On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1934

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Night of Long Knives" - Adolf Hitler stages a bloody purge of the Nazi party

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Detroit radio executive George Richards pays $7,952.08 to buy NFL's Portsmouth Spartans; moves team to Detroit and rebrands it to 'Lions'
  • French Equatorial Africa constituted a single administrative unit

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Blackstone, Jr., American stage magician (Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion), born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)
  • Ernst Röhm, German army officer and chief organizer of Adolf Hitler’s Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung, or SA; Brownshirts), executed at 46
  • Gregor Strasser, German political activist and NSDAP-Reich organization leader, murdered during the Night of the Long Knives at 42
  • Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1862)
  • Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
  • Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52
1934 Highlights

About June 30, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer