On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1933

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC
  • Poland occupies the free city of Danzig (GdaƄsk)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy "Dolly" Ann Collins, English folk musician and composer
  • Heiko Wierenga, Dutch soc-dem mayor of Enschede (1977-94)
  • Kim Elgie, South African cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Cermak, American politician (44th Mayor of Chicago, 1931-33), dies 23 days after being shot in Miami at 59
  • Anton J Cermak, US mayor of Chicago, murdered