On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1933

Historical Events

  • White Sands National Monument in New Mexico established

Famous Birthdays

  • David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), born in Le Bardo, Tunisia (d. 2017)
  • John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom

Person of interestRay Dolby

Ray Dolby, American sound expert & inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

Inventor Ray Dolby
Ray Dolby
  • Ray Milton Dolby, American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
1933 Highlights

About January 18, 1933

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn