Thursday August 16, 1934

US date format: 8/16/1934, UK date format: 16/8/1934

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1934). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Pierre Richard and Dave Thomas (golfer). The Affairs of Cellini, directed by Gregory La Cava, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934 On TV people were watching Color Classics.
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The Affairs of Cellini

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: Constance Bennett, Fredric March, Frank Morgan, Fay Wray

The Moonstone

Directed by: Reginald Barker

Starring: David Manners, Phyllis Barry, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Jameson Thomas

Jane Eyre

Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Starring: Virginia Bruce, Colin Clive, Beryl Mercer, David Torrence

Cuesta abajo

Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

Starring: Carlos Gardel, Mona Maris, Vicente Padula, Anita Campillo


Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: George Brent, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak, John Halliday

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

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  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944


  • US explorer William Beebe descends 3,028 feet (1922 m) in Bathysphere.

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Color Classics

Rainbow Parade Cartoon

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