On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1933

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

  • Boyd Grant, American college basketball coach (PCAA Coach of the Year 1978, 81, 82; Fresno State, Colorado State), born in American Falls, Idaho (d. 2020)
  • Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA Flight Director (Gemini and Apollo programs)
  • Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], American actor (Route 66, Shenandoah), born in El Monte, California (d. 1993)
  • Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
  • Mark Dinning, American pop singer (Teen Angel), born in Manchester, Oklahoma (d. 1986)
1933 Highlights

About August 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo