On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1933

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"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)

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
Actor and Director Frank Lloyd
Actor and Director
Frank Lloyd
  • 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

Person of interestCalvin Coolidge

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

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge

1933 Highlights

About January 5, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn