On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1933

Historical Events

  • US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • Frits Bolkestein, Dutch politician (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy), born in Amsterdam
  • Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • Seoirse Bodley, Irish composer and professor of music (University College Dublin), born in Dublin
1933 Highlights

About April 4, 1933

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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