On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1933

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris

Reichstag 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


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? 88 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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