On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1934

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Nevill, British textile designer, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), born in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Manfred W├Ârner, German general and Secretary-General of NATO (1988-94), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Robert Lang, English actor (Night Watch), born in Bristol, England (d. 2004)
  • Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer (Stockport County), born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), dies at 69
1934 Highlights

About September 24, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra