On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1933

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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? 88 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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