On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1934

Historical Events

  • "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

Music Premiere

Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC, later transferred to 46th Street Theatre; runs for 420 performances

Sports History

NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)


Famous Birthdays

  • Dietrich Weise, German soccer forward (Eintracht Frankfurt, FSV Mainz) and manager (FC Kaiserslautern, E Frankfurt, F Düsseldorf, Egypt, Liechtenstein), born in Gröben, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Laurence Luckinbill, actor (Delphi Bureau, Ike), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Peter Philpott, Australian cricket spin bowler (8 Tests, 26 wickets, best 5/90; NSW), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2021)
1934 Highlights

About November 21, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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