What Happened on July 12, 1933

Historical Events

  • Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children's television presenter (Play School, 1964-85), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England (d. 2017)
  • Donald E. Westlake, American author (The Hunter), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
Born in 1933

Famous Weddings

Fred Astaire

Fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time Fred Astaire (34) weds American socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter (25), until her death in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Willem H. Drucker, Dutch lawyer, dies at 45
1933 Highlights

About July 12, 1933

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer