On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1934

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade", Charles Laughton and Katharine Hepburn win, host Will Rogers announces "Come and Get it Frank" and wrong Frank gets up

  • Academy Award gold statuette 1st called Oscar in print by Sidney Skolsky
  • US Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
1934 Highlights

About March 16, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 86 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces