What Happened on February 26, 1933

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell

Famous Birthdays

  • Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York
  • James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
  • Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)