On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1933

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mount Davidson Cross, San Francisco, lit by FDR via telegraph

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene “Joe” Byrd, American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio), born in Chuckatuck, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • Maurice André, French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist, born in Alès, France (d. 2012)
  • Umberto Colombo, Italian soccer midfielder (3 caps; Juventus, Atalanta), born in Como, Italy (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • John Henry Mackay, Scottish German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
1933 Highlights

About May 21, 1933

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 88 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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