On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1934

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 soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), born in London, England (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist (central nervous system) and neuroscientist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906), dies at 82
1934 Highlights

About October 17, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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