On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1933

Historical Events

  • Golden Gate Bridge groundbreaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 74
  • Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
1933 Highlights

About February 26, 1933

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces