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

Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby, American engineer, sound expert, and inventor (Dolby noise reduction system), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

  • Vernon Garrett, American soul and blues singer ("I'm at the Crossroad"; "Without You"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
1933 Highlights

About January 18, 1933

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn