On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1934

Historical Events

  • Jean Piccard & Jeanette Ridlen attain record balloon height of 10.9 miles (17.5 km) over Lake Erie

Famous Birthdays

  • Lewis Merenstein, American record producer (Miriam Makeba; Van Morrison's Astral Weeks; Glass Harp), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2016)
1934 Highlights

About October 23, 1934

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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