On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes first player in MLB history to score 6 runs in a game as New York beats Phillies, 21-4
  • II British Empire Games open at London's White City Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Newport, Delaware (d. 2017)
  • Jonas Savimbi, Angolian leader of Unita
  • Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet