What Happened on March 4, 1933

Historical Events

  • Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
  • Frances Perkins becomes Secretary of Labor, 1st female member of the US Cabinet

President Inaugurated

Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"

  • Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
  • Noordwijk soccer team forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], Dutch jazz singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • John Mills, British sculptor, born in London, England
  • Nino Vaccarella, Italian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1964; 12 Hours of Sebring 1970), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Willie Walker, American jazz singer and guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
1933 Highlights

About March 4, 1933

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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