On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1933

Historical Events

  • Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors

Famous Birthdays

  • Jocelyn Elders, 15th US Surgeon General (1993-94) 1st African American holder, born in Schaal, Arkansas
  • Madhur Jaffrey (née Bahadur), Indian stage and screen actress (Shakespeare Wallah), and James Beard award winning cookbook writer (An Invitation to Indian Cooking), born in Delhi, British India

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Hillemacher, French classical pianist, and composer, dies at 80
1933 Highlights

About August 13, 1933

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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