On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1933

Historical Events

Famous PhotoReichstag Fire

The Reichstag, German parliament building, destroyed by fire; possibly set by the Nazis, who blame and execute Martin van der Lubbe, a Dutch Communist

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The Reichstag building in Berlin, housing the German Parliament, on fire during the night of February 27, 1933.
The Reichstag building in Berlin, housing the German Parliament, on fire during the night of February 27, 1933.
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Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Lucie-Smith, British poet and poetry critic, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
  • Malcolm Wallop, American politician (Sen-R-WY, 1977–1995), born in New York City (d. 2011)
  • Raymond Berry, American NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
1933 Highlights

About February 27, 1933

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces