On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1933

Historical Events

  • FM radio patent granted to American engineer Edwin Howard Armstrong
  • US forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street (1969-2018), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality

Famous Deaths

  • Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, dies at 58
1933 Highlights

About December 26, 1933

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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