On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1933

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR announces US will leave gold standard

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold "Dickie" Bird, English cricket umpire (66 Tests, 69 ODI), born in Barnsley, England
  • Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
1933 Highlights

About April 19, 1933

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries