On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1931

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Humorist Will Rogers
Will Rogers
Author Mark Twain
Mark Twain
  • 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio
  • 1st Scottsboro (Alabama) trial begins - 9 blacks accused of rape

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

  • Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer, dies at 73
1931 Highlights

About April 6, 1931

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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