Historical Events in October 1933

  • 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