On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1934

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, Angolan revolutionary politician and military leader who founded the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), born in Munhango, BiĆ©, Portuguese Angola (d. 2002)
  • Rutger Kopland [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
1934 Highlights

About August 4, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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