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 NJ 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
  • Sep 25 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side" premieres in NYC
  • 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
  • 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, Psychology professor

Weddings in History

  • Sep 29 Rondo Hatton weds 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