On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1933

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
John Dillinger
FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

Famous Birthdays

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