On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1933

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald E. Westlake, American author (The Hunter), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire

Famous Deaths

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

About July 12, 1933

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer