On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1933

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Cavalcade" based on the play by Noël Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

  • Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, starting on the Marin County side

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Borton, English soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 49

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60


1933 Highlights

About January 5, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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