On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
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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 Rohm, German staff member, 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