What Happened on February 17, 1933

Historical Events

  • First issue of American news magazine "Newsweek" is published
  • US Senate accepts Blaine Act: ending prohibition

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig L. Thomas, American politician (Senator-R-Wyoming 1995-2007, Rep-R-Wyoming 1989-95), born in Cody, Wyoming (d. 2007)
Born in 1933

Famous Deaths

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

About February 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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