On This Day

September 1934 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Spelling-Marchand Laws enforced
  • Sep 1 SMJK Sam Tet was founded by Father Fourgs from the St. Michael Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Sep 3 Tunisia began its move for independence
  • Sep 8 Luxury passenger ship Morro Castle bound for New Jersey catches fire, 133 die
  • Sep 9 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Merrily We Roll Along" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 12 Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania signs Baltic Entente, against USSR
  • Sep 17 USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switzerland & Portugal vote no)
  • Sep 18 St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
  • Sep 18 USSR admitted to League of Nations
  • Sep 19 Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby
  • Sep 21 Typhoon strikes Honshu Island Japan, kills 4,000
  • Sep 22 An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side" premieres in NYC

Playwright John Van Druten
Playwright
John Van Druten
  • Sep 26 British liner Queen Mary is launched
  • Sep 30 St Louis Card clinch pennant as Dizzy Dean wins his 30th of year
  • Sep 30 Charley O'Leary becomes the oldest person at 58 to get a hit in the majors

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Terepai Maoate, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (1999-2002), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 2 Hilla Becher (née Wobeser), German artist, worked collaboratively with husband Bernd Becher, born in Potsdam Germany (d. 2015)

Person of interestClive Granger

Sep 4 Clive Granger, Welsh-born British economist (Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences 2003), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2009)

Economist Clive Granger
Economist
Clive Granger
  • Sep 7 Omar Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon (1990-92, 2004-05), born in An Nouri
  • Sep 7 Mary Bauermeister, German artist, born in Frankfurt
  • Sep 8 Rodrigue Biron, Canadian politician, born in Sainte-Croix, Quebec
  • Sep 9 Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)
  • Sep 10 James L Oberstar, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975-2011), born in Chisholm, Minnesota, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 12 Gunther Gebel-Williams, animal trainer and lion tamer (Ringling Bros Circus), born in Świdnica, Poland (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Sep 14 Hans Faverey, Dutch poet, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1990)
  • Sep 14 Kate Millett, American feminist and author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • Sep 14 Sarah Kofman, French philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Fred Nile, Australian politician and minister, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 16 Eva Clayton, American politician (Rep-D-North Carolina), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx, The Royal Physician’s Visit), born in Hjoggbole, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Sep 24 Bernard Nevill, British textile designer, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Sep 24 Manfred Wörner, German general and Secretary-General of NATO (1988-94), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Sep 25 John S. Bull, American naval officer and NASA astronaut, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Sep 25 Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire (d. 2013)
  • Sep 26 Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 27 DAER Peake, CEO (Kleinwort Benson Group)
  • Sep 29 Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Hungarian American psychologist, born in Rijeka, Kingdom of Italy

Weddings in History

  • Sep 29 Cult horror actor Rondo Hatton weds seamstress Mabel Housh

Deaths in History

  • Sep 9 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic, dies at 67
  • Sep 12 Catherine Breshkovsky, Babushka/Grandmother of Russian revolution, dies at 90
  • Sep 22 Cecil Chubb, English barrister, gifted monument Stonehenge to the British nation, dies at 58