On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1934

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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? 87 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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