What Happened on December 21, 1933

Historical Events

  • Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, University of Pennsylvania

Contract of Interest

Fox Films signs Shirley Temple aged 5, to a studio contract

  • Newfoundland reverts to being a crown colony of Great Britain
1933 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Huib Eversdijk, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Kapelle, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • Jackie Hendriks, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (20 Tests, 47 dismissals, 2 x 50; Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Miklos Kocsar, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary
Born in 1933

Famous Deaths

  • Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54
  • Tod Sloan, American thoroughbred jockey (1,000 Guineas 1899 [Sibola], Ascot Gold Cup 1900 [Merman]; created monkey crouch riding style), dies from cirrhosis at 59

About December 21, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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