On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1933

Historical Events

King Kong Premieres

"King Kong" film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC

  • Sanriku earthquake of 8.4 and tsunami hit Japan, country's most powerful earthquake in 180 years

Famous Deaths

Thomas J. Walsh

Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), dies of a heart attack at 73

1933 Highlights

About March 2, 1933

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

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