What Happened on March 9, 1933

Historical Events

  • "42nd Street" a musical film revolving around rehearsals for a Broadway show, directed by Lloyd Bacon, with choreography by Busby Berkeley, and songs by Harry Warren and by Al Dubin, premieres at the Strand, NYC; later adapted as a stage musical
  • Bulgarian communists Georgi Dimitrov, Blagoy Popov & Vasil Tanev arrested in Berlin, Germany, on charges of complicity in the Reichstag fire; all were acquitted

Event of Interest

US Congress is called into special session by President Franklin D Roosevelt, beginning its "100 days"

1933 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)
  • Lloyd Price, American R&B singer ("Lawdy Miss Clawdy"; "Stagger Lee"; "Personality"), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2021) [1]
  • Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman (Bad Boy Furniture) and politician (Mayor of Toronto, 1998-2003; Mayor of North York, 1973-1997), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)
Born in 1933

About March 9, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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