On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1933

Historical Events

  • Cricket's Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide

Famous Birthdays

  • Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3), born in Udomlya, Russia (d. 2003)

Person of interestSusan Sontag

Susan Sontag, American author & film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag

1933 Highlights

About January 16, 1933

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

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn