On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1933

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jack Kirkland's play "Tobacco Road" premieres in NYC, became the longest-running play of its time

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)
  • Horst Buchholz, German actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
1933 Highlights

About December 4, 1933

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius