On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Germany under mysterious circumstances

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), born in Harlesden, Middlesex (d.2009)
  • Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), born in Mutare, Zimbabwe (d. 2006)