Monday 13 August 1934
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gary Davidson and Leifur Thorarinsson.
Treasure Island, directed by Victor Fleming, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934
while Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1934 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
Famous Birthdays:13 August
- The comic strip ''Li'l Abner'' is first published in US newspapers.
- The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
- In a referendum, 90% of the German population approves of Hitler's assumption of presidential powers as Führer and Reichskanzler.
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