On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1934

Historical Events

MurderMurder of Interest

Clyde Barrow kills two young highway patrolmen, H. D. Murphy and Edward Bryant Wheeler, at the intersection of Route 114 near Grapevine, Texas. Bonnie Parker's role in the murders helps turn public perception against the gang for good

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Hastings, American actor (Capt Video, Bob-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Sparkman, Arkansas
  • Vladimir Posner, Russian-French-American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
1934 Highlights

About April 1, 1934

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries