What Happened on April 6, 1931

Historical Events

Film Release

"A Connecticut Yankee" film based on novel by Mark Twain, directed by David Butler, starring Will Rogers is released

  • 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio
  • 1st Scottsboro (Alabama) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape

Historic Publication

Linus Pauling's seminal chemistry work "The Nature of the Chemical Bond" is published establishing valence bond theory


Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Dixon, American actor, director and civil rights activist (Car Wash, Hogan's Heroes, The Final War of Olly Winter), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Joan Carlyle, British soprano

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Radiciotti, Italian musicologist and composer, dies at 73
1931 Highlights

About April 6, 1931

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries