On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1933

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris
  • The Reichstag, German parliament building, destroyed by fire; set by the Nazis, who blame it on Communists

Famous Birthdays

  • 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
  • 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