On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1934

Historical Events

  • "L'Atalante", French film directed by Jean Vigo, starring Michel Simon, Dita Parlo and Jean Dasté, is released
  • Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Englishman Fred Perry retains title; beats Wilmer Allison of the US 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Wistenberg, Dutch concert harpist and pedagogue, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Glenn Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold 1956,60), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 2009)
  • Gunther Gebel-Williams, animal trainer and lion tamer (Ringling Bros Circus), born in Świdnica, Poland (d. 2001)
  • Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher, born in Daegu, South Korea

Famous Deaths

  • Catherine Breshkovsky, Babushka/Grandmother of Russian revolution, dies at 90
1934 Highlights

About September 12, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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