What Happened on November 23, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Lewis "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner)), 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)