What Happened on October 17, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • Johnny Haynes, English footballer (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852)