On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1934

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
  • Michael Dunn, Shattuck OK, actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools)
  • Michiko, empress of Japan
  • Timothy West, English actor (Brass), born in Bradford, England
1934 Highlights

About October 20, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 86 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra