On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1934

Historical Events

  • 1st appearance of Donald Duck in a cartoon, "The Wise Little Hen"
  • 66th Belmont: Wayne D Wright aboard Peace Chance wins in 2:29.2
  • US Open Men's Golf, Merion Cricket Club: Olin Dutra overcomes an 8-stroke deficit after 36 holes to win his second major title by 1 stroke from Gene Sarazen

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Duck, famous fowl
  • Helga Haase, East German 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Danzig, Germany (d. 1989)
  • Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • Michael Mates, British politician (C) resigned during Asil Nadir scandal, born in Brentford, Middlesex
  • Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • Wild Jimmy Spruill, American blues guitarist, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1996)
1934 Highlights

About June 9, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini