Saturday 29 December 1934
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ed Flanders in Minneapolis and Tom Jarriel in LaGrange.
Forsaking All Others, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934
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Which were the important events of 29 December 1934 ?
- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Ed Flanders in Minneapolis: Minnesota, USA; actor (Dr Westphall - St Elsewhere).
- Tom Jarriel in LaGrange: Georgia, USA; newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20).
- Ed Flanders: Actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), commits suicide at 60.
- Alma Tell: American stage and film actress (Born 1898).
- 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)
- Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
- International Union of National Tourist Propaganda Organizations (IUNTPO).
- The ampquotBritish Committee for Relations with Other Countriesampquot, which will become the British Council, is set up to foster cultural relations.
- The sonoluminescence effect is discovered.
- The GPU becomes the NKVD.
- Abidjan becomes the capital of the French colony of Côte d'Ivoire.
- The U.S. Marines leave Haiti.
- US Congress makes the Philippines a self-governing commonwealth and schedules independence for 1944. Sugar imports are reduced and immigration is limited to 50 Filipino people per year.
- The house Fallingwater in southwestern Pennsylvania is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
- The Quintette du Hot Club de France is established and produced two of the most famous Jazz instrumental icons Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.
- This year is the hottest year in the United States on record.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1934 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Isle Of Capri - Ray Noble & His Orchestra (Vocal Al Bowlly)
- All Through the Night - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
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