What Happened on December 4, 1933

Historical Events

Historic Event

FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

  • 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? 89 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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