On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1933

Historical Events

  • First issue of American news magazine "Newsweek" is published
  • Marinus van der Lubbe arrives in Glindow, at Potsdam
  • US Senate accepts Blaine Act: ending prohibition

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Thomas, American politician (Rep-R-Wyoming)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Handbook of Music), dies at 84
1933 Highlights

About February 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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