On This Day

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)

Famous Weddings

Fred Astaire

Fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time Fred Astaire (34) weds socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter (25)

Famous Deaths

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

About July 12, 1933

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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