On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1934

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, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", dies at 74
1934 Highlights

About April 5, 1934

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries