Saturday 20 January 1934
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Baker and Donald Fites.
The Lucky Texan, directed by Robert N. Bradbury, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934
while So Red the Rose by Stark Young was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 20 January 1934 ?
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
- Saint Fabian
- Epiphanius of Pavia
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Sebastian
- Presidential Inauguration Day in the United States.
- The Eve of St. Agnes.
- Tom Baker: British actor who preceded Peter Davison as TV's "Doctor Who," the longest-running BBC sci-fi series about a renegade who traveled through space and time.
- Donald Fites: American merchandise marketer, civil engineer and CEO of Caterpillar, a construction equipment producer.
- Hennie Aucamp: South African poet author and academic (d. 2014).
- Japan sends Henry Pu Yi as regent to emperor of Manchuria.
- Fujifilm, the photographic and electronics company, is founded in Tokyo, Japan.
- The Japanese company Fuji Photo Film is established.
- The new Constitution of Estonia enters into force.
- Einstein visits the White House.
- The ''Apollo Theater'' opens in Harlem, New York City.
- The 10 year German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed by Germany and the Second Polish Republic.
- The Republic of Austria abolishes the jury trial by decree.
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