Historical Events in 1933

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Jan 2nd Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 2nd Bruins beat Rangers in NY 13-3
  • Jan 2nd Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
  • Jan 2nd US troops leave Nicaragua
  • Jan 2nd 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0
  • Jan 3rd Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • Jan 5th Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
  • Jan 5th "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

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Jan 6th Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jan 7th 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
  • Jan 9th Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • Jan 12th US Congress recognize independence Philippines
  • Jan 12th Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
  • Jan 16th Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
  • Jan 17th Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
  • Jan 18th White Sands National Monument, NM established
  • Jan 23rd 20th amendment ratified changed date of US presidential inaugurations to 20th January
  • Jan 24th Noel Coward's "Design for Living" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27th Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
  • Jan 28th French government of Paul Boncour falls
  • Jan 28th German government of Von Schleicher falls
  • Jan 28th The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, gradually it is accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia

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Jan 30th President Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor of Germany who forms a government with Franz von Papen

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jan 30th "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • Jan 30th Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
  • Jan 30th 26th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats COral McInnes Buttsworth (6-4, 6-3)
  • Jan 30th 26th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Keith Gledhill (2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Jan 31st French government of Daladier takes power
  • Jan 31st Hitler promises parliamentary democracy
  • Feb 1st Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
  • Feb 1st Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions
  • Feb 1st German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
  • Feb 2nd 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves the Reichstag (Parliament)

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Feb 2nd Hermann Goering bans Communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Feb 2nd Ucicky's "Rotten Morning" premieres in Berlin
  • Feb 3rd 1st interstate legislative conference in US opens, Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 3rd German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
  • Feb 3rd Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
  • Feb 4th -Feb 10] Crew of Dutch "7 Provinces" mutiny after pay cuts
  • Feb 4th German President Paul von Hindenburg limits freedom of the press
  • Feb 5th Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch/German boundary
  • Feb 6th -90°F (-68°C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)
  • Feb 6th Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in North Pacific hurricane by USS Ramapo
  • Feb 6th German President Paul von Hindenburg and Franz von Papen end the Prussian parliament
  • Feb 7th Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators
  • Feb 7th Social-Dem meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead
  • Feb 8th -23°F (-31°C), Seminole, Texas (state record)
  • Feb 8th 1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247
  • Feb 9th -63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)
  • Feb 10th -54°F (-48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
  • Feb 10th Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)
  • Feb 10th Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
  • Feb 10th Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
  • Feb 10th Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
  • Feb 12th German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
  • Feb 15th Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party

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Feb 15th Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 15th Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
  • Feb 16th Catholic newspaper Germania warns against nazis/communists
  • Feb 16th England regains the Ashes, thanks to "bodyline" tactics
  • Feb 17th 1st issue of "Newsweek" magazine published
  • Feb 17th Marinus van der Lubbe arrives in Glindow, at Potsdam
  • Feb 17th US Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
  • Feb 19th Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
  • Feb 20th Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
  • Feb 20th House of Reps completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
  • Feb 20th Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 24th Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
  • Feb 24th League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
  • Feb 25th 1st genuine US aircraft carrier named, USS Ranger
  • Feb 25th Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
  • Feb 25th Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
  • Feb 26th Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • Feb 26th Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
  • Feb 27th The Reichstag, German parliament building, destroyed by fire; it was set by the Nazis, who blamed it on Communists
  • Feb 27th Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 28th 1st female in US Cabinet: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
  • Feb 28th German President Paul von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
  • Feb 28th Adolf Hitler bans German Communist Party (KPD)
  • Mar 1st Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
  • Mar 2nd "King Kong" starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC
  • Mar 2nd Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
  • Mar 3rd German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested
  • Mar 3rd Mount Rushmore dedicated
  • Mar 3rd NYC premiere of "King Kong" starring Fay Wray
  • Mar 4th Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
  • Mar 4th Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
  • Mar 4th Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 4th Noordwijk soccer team forms
  • Mar 4th Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
  • Mar 4th Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Mar 5th FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
  • Mar 5th Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
  • Mar 6th FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
  • Mar 6th Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 6th Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
  • Mar 7th Game of "Monopoly" invented
  • Mar 9th Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin
  • Mar 9th US Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its "100 days"
  • Mar 10th Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
  • Mar 10th Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • Mar 12th FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
  • Mar 13th American banks allowed to reopen after a government imposed bank holiday

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Mar 13th Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Mar 14th Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation
  • Mar 15th NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination
  • Mar 16th Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht as president of Bank of Germany
  • Mar 18th Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission
  • Mar 18th US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 18th US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 20th Dachau, 1st Nazi concentration camp, completed
  • Mar 21st Hitler, Goering, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin
  • Mar 22nd FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
  • Mar 23rd Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers
  • Mar 23rd Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
  • Mar 24th Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency
  • Mar 24th 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard Kellsboro' Jack
  • Mar 27th Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
  • Mar 27th Japan leaves League of Nations
  • Mar 27th Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
  • Mar 28th German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
  • Mar 28th 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27
  • Mar 31st 1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Ga)
  • Mar 31st Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Mar 31st German Republic gives power to Hitler
  • Apr 1st Hammond scores 336* v NZ at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes
  • Apr 1st Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany
  • Apr 1st Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • Apr 3rd 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • Apr 3rd Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0
  • Apr 4th US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
  • Apr 7th 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • Apr 7th 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
  • Apr 7th University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • Apr 8th Manchester Guardian warns of unknown Nazi terror
  • Apr 11th Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia
  • Apr 12th Moffatt Field commissioned
  • Apr 13th 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)
  • Apr 13th Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 17th Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
  • Apr 19th 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6
  • Apr 19th FDR announces US will leave gold standard
  • Apr 22nd Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
  • Apr 23rd Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
  • Apr 24th 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • Apr 25th NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • Apr 25th US & Canada drop Gold Standard
  • Apr 26th Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
  • Apr 27th Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Wash DC
  • Apr 27th Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.
  • May 2nd In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions
  • May 3rd 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office
  • May 4th Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)
  • May 6th 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
  • May 6th Italy & USSR sign trade agreement

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May 8th Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • May 9th Spanish anarchists call for general strike
  • May 10th Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) forms
  • May 10th Nazis stage public book burnings in Germany
  • May 10th Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
  • May 10th Suriname worker's union leader A de Come banish to Netherlands
  • May 12th Federal Emergency Relief Administration & Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy & farmers
  • May 13th 58th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
  • May 15th 1st voice amplification system to be used in US Senate
  • May 16th Cecil Travis becomes 1st player to get 5 hits in his 1st game
  • May 17th Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling — the national-socialist party of Norway.
  • May 18th Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
  • May 18th 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • May 21st Mount Davidson Cross, San Francisco, lit by FDR via telegraph
  • May 22nd Loch Ness Monster is reportably 1st sighted by John Mackay
  • May 22nd World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated
  • May 24th Dmitri Shostakovitch's Preludes premieres in Moscow
  • May 26th 2nd emergency Dutch government of Colijn forms
  • May 26th Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
  • May 27th Austrian communist party banned
  • May 27th Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
  • May 27th Federal Securities Act signed
  • May 27th Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
  • May 27th Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released
  • May 30th Patent on invisible glass installation
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)
  • Jun 1st Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
  • Jun 2nd FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
  • Jun 2nd WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air
  • Jun 3rd A's score 11 runs in 2nd, Yanks score 10 in 5th & win 17-11
  • Jun 3rd Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"
  • Jun 5th Gold standard abolished
  • Jun 5th 38th Men's French Championships: Jack Crawford beats Henri Cochet (8-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 5th 38th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • Jun 6th 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden NJ)
  • Jun 6th US Employment Service created

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Jun 7th George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Jun 8th A's Jimmie Foxx homers his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive HRs
  • Jun 9th Spanish president Zamora takes power

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Jun 9th Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Jun 10th 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
  • Jun 10th 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6

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Jun 10th John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jun 10th Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Park flip their car into a ravine, and Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life
  • Jun 12th Financial & Economy World conference opens (66 countries)