On This Day

What Happened on November 23, 1934

Historical Events

  • An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.

Famous Birthdays

Lew Hoad

Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1956-57, Australian C'ships 1956, French C'ships 1956)), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1994)

  • Michael Wayne, American film producer (Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock), son of John Wayne, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Rita Rossi Colwell, American oceanographer, born in Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Robert Towne, American producer and screenwriter (Chinatown), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • E. A. Wallis Budge, English orientalist and museum curator (British Museum), dies at 77
  • Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist, dies at 39
1934 Highlights

About November 23, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 87 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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