On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1933

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
1933 Highlights

About March 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces