On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1933

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)
1933 Highlights

About July 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer