What Happened in August 1933

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Carl Hubbell sets record of consecutive scoreless innings (45 1/3)
  • Aug 1 Death penality for anti-fascists in Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrests Sukarno

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Aug 1 NRA (National Recovery Administration) forms
  • Aug 3 Yanks are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since Aug 2, 1931)
  • Aug 7 The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 10 47th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody (8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret.)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 11 Temp reaches 136°F (57.8°C) at San Luis Potosi, Mex (world record)
  • Aug 12 Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup
  • Aug 13 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
  • Aug 13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • Aug 14 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Aug 17 Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")
  • Aug 22 Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
  • Aug 22 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
  • Aug 23 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following yet another hunger strike

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Aug 26 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
  • Aug 27 Earl Averill becomes 2nd Cleveland ballplayer to hit for cycle Moody defaults in 3rd set, trailing 3-0
  • Aug 30 Air France forms from five French airlines
  • Aug 30 Portuguese dictator Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist/minister of Housing (D66)
  • Aug 1 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary, Welsh Office
  • Aug 1 Ko Un, South Korean poet, born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province
  • Aug 1 Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-born actor and comedian
  • Aug 1 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
  • Aug 2 Alan Tuffin, British trade union leader
  • Aug 3 Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
  • Aug 3 The Tjong King, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman)
  • Aug 4 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 4 Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer (Painted Birds)
  • Aug 5 Joan Weldon, SF, actress (So This is Love, Them)
  • Aug 6 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • Aug 7 Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, US, sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)
  • Aug 8 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington, Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author
  • Aug 10 Alan Hardcastle, chairman (Lloyds Regulatory Board)
  • Aug 10 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Aug 10 Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
  • Aug 10 David Rowland, chairman (Lloyd's)
  • Aug 10 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 10 Doyle Brunson, American poker player
  • Aug 10 Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; d. 2005)
  • Aug 11 Jerry Falwell, US, TV evangelist (Moral Majority)
  • Aug 11 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
  • Aug 11 Justin Connolly, composer
  • Aug 11 Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
  • Aug 13 Jocelyn Elders, US Surgeon General (-1994)
  • Aug 13 Madhur Jaffrey, cookbook writer/actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
  • Aug 14 Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
  • Aug 14 Bryce Courtenay, Johannesburg, South Africa, Australian novelist (The Power of One), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 15 Bobby Helms, rock vocalist (Jingle Bell Rock)
  • Aug 15 Floyd Ashton, US singer (Tams-What Child of Fool)
  • Aug 15 Lori Nelson, Santa Fe NM, actress (Greta-How to Marry a Millionaire)
  • Aug 16 Jan van Ginkel, graphic artist/publisher (Perscombinatie)
  • Aug 16 Reiner Kunze, German writer (The Lovely Years), born in Oelsnitz, Saxony
  • Aug 16 Stuart A "Smokey" Roosa, Durango Colo, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 14)
  • Aug 16 Julie Newmar, actress (Catwoman-Batman, Living Doll), born in Hollywood, California
  • Aug 17 Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], El Monte, California, American actor (Route 66, Shenandoah)
  • Aug 17 Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA executive
  • Aug 17 Mark Dinning, American singer (d. 1986)
  • Aug 18 Roman Polanski, Poland, director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates)
  • Aug 18 Just Fontaine, French footballer
  • Aug 19 Debra Paget [Debralee Griffin], American actress (Love Me Tender), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 19 Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Aug 20 Don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)
  • Aug 20 George John Mitchell, (Sen-D-ME, 1980-94/Senate Whip 1989- )
  • Aug 20 Larry Robideaux, horse trainer
  • Aug 21 Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
  • Aug 21 Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)
  • Aug 22 Irmtraud Morgner, writer
  • Aug 22 Sylva Koscina, Zagreb Yugo, actress (Jessica, Hercules)
  • Aug 23 Manfred Donike, chemist drug test pioneer
  • Aug 23 Pete Wilson, (Sen-R-CA, 1983-88/Gov-R-Ca 1991- )
  • Aug 23 Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 24 Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2004)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Aug 25 Tom Skerritt, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Aug 25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz musician (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 27 Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
  • Aug 29 Jehan Sadat, 1st lady of Egypt
  • Aug 29 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen)
  • Aug 29 Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Aug 30 Arne Mellnas, composer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Actress Hedy Lamarr (19) weds Hirtenberger Patronen-Fabrik chairman Friedrich Mandl (33)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • Aug 13 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
  • Aug 23 Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
  • Aug 29 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer, dies at 70