On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1934

Historical Events

  • Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes first US city to fingerprint its citizens

Famous Birthdays

  • (Elbert) "Sonny" Forriest, American guitarist (The Coasters; Ray Charles; Hank Crawford), born in Pendleton, North Carolina (d. 1999)
  • Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, (1982 Nobel laureate for Medicine or Physiology for prostaglandins), born in Halmstad, Sweden
  • Phillip King, British sculptor, born in Tunis, French Tunisia
1934 Highlights

About May 21, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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