On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1933

Historical Events

Historic Event

Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers

  • Kroll Opera in Berlin opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2021)
  • Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1956; World C'ship gold 1953-56), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Monique van Vooren, Belgian actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman), in Birmingham, England
  • Norman Yemm, Australian actor (Oklahoma!), born in Elsternwick, Australia (d. 2015)
  • Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
1933 Highlights

About March 23, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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