On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1934

Historical Events

Academy Awards

6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade" and its director Frank Lloyd, Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII), and Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory) win; host Will Rogers announces "Come and get it, Frank" and Frank Capra gets up

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Howard Schnellenberger, American football coach (National C'ship Uni of Miami 1983; Uni of Oklahoma, Uni of Louisville, Florida Atlantic Uni; Baltimore Colts), born in Saint Meinrad, Indiana (d. 2021)
  • Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
1934 Highlights

About March 16, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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