On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1934

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig sails to Japan for 18-game series against Big-Six University League

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx

Music Release

Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Michael Dunn, American actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools), born in Shattuck, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Michiko, empress of Japan, wife of Akihito, Emperor of Japan, first commoner to marry into the Japanese royal family, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Timothy West, English actor (Brass), born in Bradford, England
1934 Highlights

About October 20, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 87 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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