On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1934

Historical Events

  • Netherlands Indies BC Ltd begins radio transmission (Indonesia)

Famous Birthdays

  • Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)
  • John D. Loudermilk, country singer and songwriter ("Tobacco Road"), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Richard Chamberlain, American actor (Dr Kildare), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Shirley Jones, American Academy Award-winning actress (Elmer Gantry; Oklahoma!), and singer (Partridge Family), born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Wim H Sinnige, Dutch alderman of finance (social democratic)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Ehrle, German Jesuit, head of Vatican library, dies at 88
1934 Highlights

About March 31, 1934

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries