What Happened on June 6, 1934

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Securities & Exchange Commission established
  • Yankee Myrl Hoag hits 6 singles in one game

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert II, King of Belgium (1993-2013), born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
  • Roy Innis, American activist, leader of the Congress of Racial Equality, born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor and early television pioneer (also invented the altimeter and automobile self-starter) dies at 66
  • Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)