On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1933

Famous Birthdays

  • Anders Bo Leif Linde, Swedish composer
  • Ford Konno, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m, 4x200m freestyle 1952; WR 200m freestyle 2:03.9, 400m freestyle 4:26.7), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • James A. Abrahamson, American Air Force general and astronaut
  • Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), born in Leicester, England (d. 1967)
1933 Highlights

About January 1, 1933

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn