On This Day

What Happened on March 3, 1934

Historical Events

Historic Event

John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol

Famous Birthdays

  • Gia Scala, Italian actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • Jane van Lawick-Goodall, British primatologist, anthropologist, and writer (Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe), born in Hampstead, London

Famous Deaths

  • Norman O'Neill, English composer, dies at 58
1934 Highlights

About March 3, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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