On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1933

Historical Events

Historic Event

Adolf Hitler authorizes creation of Ministry of Aviation, in part to revive the German Luftwaffe, under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

  • Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.
  • Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Bondurant, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans GT +3.0 1964; Shelby American, Ferrari, Eagle teams), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2021)
1933 Highlights

About April 27, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus