What Happened on September 12, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "L'Atalante", French film directed by Jean Vigo, starring Michel Simon, Dita Parlo and Jean Dasté, is released
  • 54th U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Wilmer Allison (6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 8-6)
  • Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • 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