What Happened in April 1933

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 Hammond scores 336* v NZ at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes

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Apr 1 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Apr 1 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • Apr 3 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • Apr 3 Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0
  • Apr 4 US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
  • Apr 7 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • Apr 7 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
  • Apr 7 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • Apr 8 Manchester Guardian warns of unknown Nazi terror

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Apr 11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Apr 12 Moffatt Field air station commissioned
  • Apr 13 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)
  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 17 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
  • Apr 19 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6

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Apr 19 FDR announces US will leave gold standard

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Apr 22 Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
  • Apr 23 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
  • Apr 24 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • Apr 25 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • Apr 25 US & Canada drop Gold Standard
  • Apr 26 Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
  • Apr 27 Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 27 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Dan Flavin, US minimalist sculptor
  • Apr 1 Stan Weston, American toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 3 Robert K Dornan, (Rep-R-CA, 1977-83, 85- )
  • Apr 4 Fritz Bolkestein, Dutch CEO (Shell)/Minister of Defense (VVD)
  • Apr 4 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • Apr 4 Seoirse Bodley, composer
  • Apr 4 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Frank Gorshin, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 5 Larry Felser, American sports columnist
  • Apr 6 Dudley Sutton, British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)
  • Apr 6 Roy Goode, British lawyer
  • Apr 6 Eduardo Malapit, American Democratic politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 7 Wayne Rogers, actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), born in Birmingham Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Apr 8 Jaroslav Smolka, composer
  • Apr 9 Jacques Molicard, translator/navigator
  • Apr 9 Jean-Paul Belmondo, actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 9 Richard Rose, Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University)
  • Apr 10 Philip Corner, composer
  • Apr 10 Poncie Ponce, actor (Kazuo Kim-Hawaiian Eye), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 10 Robert Rhodes James, historian (Gallipoli)
  • Apr 10 Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author
  • Apr 10 Ron Murphy, Hamilton, ON, NHL player (New York Rangers), (d. 2014)
  • Apr 11 Tony Brown, Charleston WV, newsman (Tony Brown's Journal)
  • Apr 12 Montserrat Caballé, Spanish soprano
  • Apr 13 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, (Sen-D Colorado)
  • Apr 13 Shani Wallis, Irish singer/actress (Oliver)
  • Apr 14 Morton Subotnick, composer (Wild Bull), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)

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Apr 15 Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 15 Roy Clark, Meherrin, Virginia, American country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)
  • Apr 16 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster/actress (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • Apr 16 Joseph Bottoms, actor (Blind Date, Braker), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Apr 16 Perry Botkin Jr, American orchestra leader (Bert Convy Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 17 Penelope Lively, writer
  • Apr 18 Alan Devereux, CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)
  • Apr 19 Jayne Mansfield, [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Apr 19 Harold "Dickie" Bird, cricketer (noted England Test umpire)
  • Apr 22 John A Llewellyn, Cardiff Wales, astronaut
  • Apr 22 Robin Hutton, merchant banker
  • Apr 23 Roger Wittevrongel, Flemish painter
  • Apr 24 Freddie Scott, US songwriter/singer (Cry to Me)
  • Apr 24 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer and biographer
  • Apr 24 Claire Davenport, British actress (d. 2002)
  • Apr 24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
  • Apr 24 Helmuth Lohner, Austrian actor
  • Apr 25 Helen Paling, British circuit judge
  • Apr 25 Jerry Leiber, songwriter (Leiber & Stoller)
  • Apr 26 Carol Burnett, American comedian and actress (Annie, 4 Seasons), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Apr 26 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (d. 2005)
  • Apr 28 Karl Heinz Wahren, composer
  • Apr 28 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer
  • Apr 29 Darijan Bozic, composer
  • Apr 29 Keith Baxter, South Wales, actor (Barretts at Wimpole Street)
  • Apr 29 Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist
  • Apr 29 Rod McKuen, American singer/composer (Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California

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Apr 29 Willie Nelson, American country singer (On the Road Again), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Apr 29 Mark Eyskens, Economist and Prime Minister of Belgium (1981), born in Leuven, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • Apr 2 K S Ranjitsinhji, cricketer (989 Test runs, 1st-class avg 56), dies
  • Apr 6 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1842)
  • Apr 7 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • Apr 9 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 22 Frederick Henry Royce, motorcar pioneer, dies

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Apr 23 Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies at 76

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Apr 28 Robin Irvine, actor (Easy Virtue), dies at 31
  • Apr 29 Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)
  • Apr 30 Luis Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza