On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Lewis, singer (Tossin' & Turnin'), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Craig Thomas, American politician (Rep-R-Wyoming)

Famous Deaths

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