On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Myrlie Evers-Williams, American civil rights activist (NAACP chair), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Penelope Lively, British writer (Moon Tiger, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe), born in Cairo, Egypt

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand Von Alten, German-Russian actor (Champagne), dies at 48