On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1933

Historical Events

  • Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio


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? 88 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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