On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1933

Historical Events

Historic Event

Wiley Post begins 1st solo flight around the world (takes 7d and 19hrs)

Aviator Wiley Post
Wiley Post

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederico Davia, opera singer
  • James Ball, British economist
  • Julian Bream, English classical guitarist and lutenist, born in London, England (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Freddie Keppard, American jazz cornetist (Original Creole Orchestra), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Irving Babbitt, American writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
1933 Highlights

About July 15, 1933

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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