Historical Events in August 1933

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

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Aug 1 Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrests Sukarno

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

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Aug 1 National Recovery Administration (NRA) is founded with Hugh S. Johnson as its first director

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Hugh S. Johnson
  • 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

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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

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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)