On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1934

Historical Events

  • 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04

Famous Birthdays

  • Campbell Forsyth, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (4 caps; St Mirren, Kilmarnock, Southampton), born in Plean, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • John "Ace" Cannon, American pop, rock and country music saxophonist (Tuff Sax), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
1934 Highlights

About May 5, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus