On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1933

Historical Events


Film PremierKing 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

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Poster for the 1933 film
Poster for the 1933 film "King Kong", the first in a series of movies about the giant gorilla
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  • Sanriku earthquake of 8.4 and tsunami hit Japan, country's most powerful earthquake in 180 years

Famous Deaths


Person of interestThomas J. Walsh

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

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh

1933 Highlights

About March 2, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces