On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1934

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

Assassination of Alexander I King of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou in Marseille by member of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization organised by Ustaša

Croatian Fascist Leader Ante Pavelić
Croatian Fascist Leader
Ante Pavelić
  • St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacobo Majluta Azar, 47th President of the Dominican Republic (1978-82), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 1996)
  • Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, born in Hillston, Australia (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer, French Premier and Foreign Minister, assassinated by Croatian nationalist at 72
  • King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, assassinated by Georgief (Croatian terrorist) at 45