On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

AgreementContract of Interest

Baseball superstar Babe Ruth agrees to do three 15-minute broadcasts a week over NBC for a fee of $39,000 for 13 weeks; $4,000 more than his NY Yankees playing contract

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Roman Herzog, President of Germany (1994-99), born in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (Wonderland), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • Tina Maria Stone, runner (1 year distance record of 15,472 miles)

Famous Deaths

  • Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer, dies at 74