On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1933

Historical Events

  • Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
  • Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn" premieres in NYC
  • US House of Representatives completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Kynard, American soul, jazz, and funk Hammond B-3 organ player ("Reelin' With The Feelin'"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
  • Jan Henrik Kayser, Norwegian concert pianist (Grieg Prize, 1978), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 2016)
1933 Highlights

About February 20, 1933

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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