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

Person of interestLew Hoad

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

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)
  • Rita Rossi Colwell, oceanographer
  • Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)

Famous Deaths

  • E. A. Wallis Budge, English orientalist and museum curator (British Museum), dies at 77
  • Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
1934 Highlights

About November 23, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius