What Happened in October 1933

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Antwerp Sports arena opens
  • Oct 1 Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7
  • Oct 1 Wash Senator coach Nick Altrock plays in a game at age 57
  • Oct 2 Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 3 Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
  • Oct 4 Esquire magazine is 1st published
  • Oct 7 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
  • Oct 8 Coit Tower dedicated in San Francisco as a monument to firefighters
  • Oct 8 Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government
  • Oct 10 1st synthetic detergent, "Dreft" by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale
  • Oct 12 Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

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Oct 12 John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger

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Oct 12 Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  • Oct 13 JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 13 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • Oct 14 Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations
  • Oct 15 20th Amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect: Pres term begins in Jan not March
  • Oct 15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0

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Oct 17 Albert Einstein arrives in US as a refugee from Nazi Germany

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Oct 19 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
  • Oct 22 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Oct 23 John Dillinger and his gang rob Central National Bank, in Greencastle, Indiana. They take $75, 000

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Oct 24 Langston Hughes' "Mulatto" premieres in NYC

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Oct 26 French government of Serraut forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Olga Pozzi Escot, composer
  • Oct 2 Dimiter Khristov, composer
  • Oct 2 Phill Niblock, composer

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Oct 2 John B. Gurdon, English developmental biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), born in Dippenhall, Hampshire

Developmental biologist John B. Gurdon
Developmental biologist
John B. Gurdon
  • Oct 3 Neale A Fraser, tennis champ (US Open-1959)
  • Oct 5 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2011)
  • Oct 7 Paul B Price, Cataret NJ, actor (Busting Loose)
  • Oct 9 Bill Tidy, English cartoonist (Fosdyke Saga)
  • Oct 10 Daniel Massey, actress (Vault of Horror), born in London, England
  • Oct 10 Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)
  • Oct 10 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Oct 12 Broos van Erp, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Oct 12 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter (d. 2004)
  • Oct 13 Adam Kaczynski, composer
  • Oct 13 Raynald Frechette, Quebec politician and judge (d. 2007)
  • Oct 17 William A Anders, Hong Kong, Maj Gen, USAF/astronaut (Apollo 8)
  • Oct 17 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (d. 1985)
  • Oct 18 Forrest Gregg, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • Oct 19 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Oct 21 Georgia Brown, [Lillian Getel], actress (Study in Terror, Fixer)
  • Oct 22 Donald Herod Peterson, Winona Mississippi, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6)
  • Oct 22 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Oct 23 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
  • Oct 24 Norman Rush, American writer
  • Oct 25 Larry J Hopkins, (Rep-R-KY, 1979- )
  • Oct 25 Ron Archer, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's)
  • Oct 25 Roy Swetman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's)
  • Oct 25 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (d. 2005)
  • Oct 26 Suzy Parker, model/actress (Chamber of Horrors), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 27 Floyd Cramer, La, hall of fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound)
  • Oct 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • Oct 28 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • Oct 30 Ken Berry, actor (Sam-Mayberry RFD, Vinton-Mama's Family)
  • Oct 31 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player

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Oct 31 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 5 Nikolaj N Joedenitsj, Russian general/contra revolutionary, dies at 71
  • Oct 5 Renee Adoree, actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
  • Oct 5 Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)
  • Oct 6 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 11 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • Oct 25 Lillian Hall-Davies actress (Farmer's Wife, Ring), dies at 36
  • Oct 27 Julius Klengel, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
  • Oct 29 Paul, [Prudent] PainlevĂ©, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies