On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1934

Famous Birthdays

  • David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
  • Yakubu Gowon, Nigerian army chief, dictator and head of state (1966–75), born in Plateau State, Nigeria

Famous Deaths

  • Johan J Arch, graphic artist (houtgravures), dies at 63
1934 Highlights

About October 19, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra