On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1933

Historical Events

  • Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

Famous Birthdays

  • Guido Molinari, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2004)
1933 Highlights

About October 12, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra