Friday 6 April 1934
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Death Takes a Holiday, directed by Mitchell Leisen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934
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- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Marcel Pigou: France sport Champion.
- Willy Truye: France sport Champion.
- Antonius Geesink: Dutch olympic judo gold medal champion, won in open event tokyo 1964; 1st non-japanese to.
- Reijo Jyrkiainen: Composer.
- Anton Geesink: Dutch athlete, a giant Dutchman who created a sensation at the Tokyo Olympics by beating the Japanese at their own game, Judo.
- Enrique Alvarez Felix: Mexican actor (d. 1996)
- Enrique Félix: Mexican actor (d. 1996)
- Guy Peellaert: Belgian painter illustrator and photographer (d. 2008)
- Horace Tapscott: American jazz pianist and composer. He formed the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (also known as P.A.P.A., or The Ark) in 1961 and led the ensemble through the 1990s. Arthur Blythe, Stanley Crouch, Butch Morris, Wilber Morris, David Murray, and Jimmy Woods all performed in Tapscott's Arkestra at one time or another. Tapscott and his work are the subjects of the UCLA Horace Tapscott Jazz Collection. He died in Los Angeles, California, on 27 February 1999.
- 418 Lutheran ministers are arrested in Germany.
- Rudyard Kipling and William Butler Yeats are awarded the Gothenburg Prize for Poetry.
- U.S. publication of the novel Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The worlds largest ever recorded surface wind speed of 231 miles per hour was recorded on the summit of Mt. Washington NH.
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