On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1933

Historical Events

  • Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death for setting the German Reichstag on fire

NHL Record

Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal

  • Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die

Famous Birthdays


Akihito, Emperor of Japan (1989-2019), born in Tokyo, Japan

1933 Highlights

About December 23, 1933

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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