On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1934

Historical Events

Baseball Record

NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig wins American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) is named AL MVP

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Hopkins, American basketball forward and coach (Syracuse Nationals; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Jonesboro, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Derek Richardson, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Worcestershire 383 first class games), born in Hereford, Herefordshire
  • Hans Janmaat, Dutch politician (CP, CD)
  • Ruma Guha Thakurta, Indian singer, actress, and founder of Calcutta Youth Choir, born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2019)
1934 Highlights

About November 3, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 87 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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