On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1934

Historical Events

  • British ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched; "wins" Blue Riband for fastest passenger crossing of Atlantic, 1936 & 1938-52; retired in 1967, permanently moored and converted to a hotel in Long Beach, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Heckstall-Smith, British jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England (d. 2004)
  • Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, born in London (d. 1996)
1934 Highlights

About September 26, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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