What Happened on February 26, 1933

Historical Events

Reichstag Fire Plot

Dutch Communist Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell

  • Golden Gate Bridge groundbreaking ceremony held at Crissy Field

Famous Birthdays

  • George Tindley, American soul singer and songwriter The Dreams; The Red Caps), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Godfrey Cambridge, American actor (Cotton comes to Harlem), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France
Born in 1933

Famous Deaths

  • Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 74
  • Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)

About February 26, 1933

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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