On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1933

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Maurice André, French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist, born in Alès, France (d. 2012)

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? 87 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini