On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA executive
  • Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], El Monte, California, American actor (Route 66, Shenandoah)
  • Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
  • Mark Dinning, American singer (d. 1986)