Friday 17 March 1933, St. Patrick's Day
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gigliola Giorgini and Eckart Kleßmann.
Christopher Strong, directed by Dorothy Arzner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933
while As the Earth Turns by Gladys Hasty Carroll was one of the best selling books.
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- Ancient Rome - the second day of the Bacchanalia in honor of Bacchus
- Ancient Rome - the Liberalia in honor of Liber
- St. Agricola
- St. Joseph of Arimathea
- Feast day of St Patrick: a public holiday in Ireland (National feast) and Montserrat, widely celebrated in North America and worldwide (see St. Patrick's Day)
- Ancient Latvia - Kustonu Diena (return of the larks) observed
- Boston, Massachusetts - Evacuation Day
- Gigliola Giorgini: Italian religious healer known as "Mama Ebe" with her own ministry.
- Eckart Kleßmann: German journalist, writer and historian who is primarily concerned with the 19th century.
- Tim Rathbone: British politician, a Member of Parliament returned at General Election 6/11/1987.
- Myrlie Evers-Williams: American journalist and activist.
- Pat Galvin: Australian public servant.
- Ferdinand Von Alten: Actor (Champagne), dies at 48.
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