1933 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 296

  • Jan 2 Bruins beat Rangers in NY 13-3
  • Jan 2 Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
  • Jan 2 US troops leave Nicaragua
  • Jan 3 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 5 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side

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Jan 6 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 7 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • Jan 12 US Congress recognize independence Philippines
  • Jan 12 Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
  • Jan 16 Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
  • Jan 18 White Sands National Monument, NM established
  • Jan 23 20th amendment ratified changed date of US presidential inaugurations to 20th January
  • Jan 24 Noel Coward's "Design for Living" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27 Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
  • Jan 28 French government of Paul Boncour falls
  • Jan 28 German government of Von Schleicher falls
  • Jan 28 The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually 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 30 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
German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Jan 30 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
  • Jan 31 French government of Daladier takes power
  • Jan 31 Hitler promises parliamentary democracy
  • Feb 1 Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
  • Feb 1 Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions
  • Feb 1 German Parliament disolves, Gen Ludendorf predicts catastrophe
  • Feb 2 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves the Reichstag (Parliament)

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Feb 2 Hermann Goering bans Communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Feb 2 Ucicky's "Rotten Morning" premieres in Berlin
  • Feb 3 1st interstate legislative conference in US opens, Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 3 German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
  • Feb 3 Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
  • Feb 4 -Feb 10] Crew of Dutch "7 Provinces" mutiny after pay cuts

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Feb 4 German President Paul von Hindenburg limits freedom of the press

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Feb 5 Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch/German boundary
  • Feb 6 -90°F (-68°C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)
  • Feb 6 Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in North Pacific hurricane by USS Ramapo
  • Feb 6 German President Paul von Hindenburg and Franz von Papen end the Prussian parliament
  • Feb 7 Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators
  • Feb 7 Social-Dem meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead
  • Feb 8 -23°F (-31°C), Seminole, Texas (state record)
  • Feb 8 1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247
  • Feb 9 -63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)
  • Feb 10 -54°F (-48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
  • Feb 10 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)
  • Feb 10 Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
  • Feb 10 Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
  • Feb 10 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
  • Feb 12 German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
  • Feb 15 Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party

MurderAssassination Attempt

Feb 15 President-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 15 Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
  • Feb 16 Catholic newspaper Germania warns against nazis/communists
  • Feb 16 England regains the Ashes, thanks to "bodyline" tactics
  • Feb 17 1st issue of "Newsweek" magazine published
  • Feb 17 Marinus van der Lubbe arrives in Glindow, at Potsdam
  • Feb 17 US Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
  • Feb 19 Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
  • Feb 20 Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
  • Feb 20 US House of Representatives completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
  • Feb 20 Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 24 Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
  • Feb 24 League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
  • Feb 25 1st genuine US aircraft carrier named, USS Ranger
  • Feb 26 Golden Gate Bridge groundbreaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • Feb 26 Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
  • Feb 27 The Reichstag, German parliament building, destroyed by fire; it was set by the Nazis, who blamed it on Communists
  • Feb 27 Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 28 1st female in US Cabinet: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
  • Feb 28 German President Paul von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
  • Feb 28 Adolf Hitler bans German Communist Party (KPD)
  • Mar 1 Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
  • Mar 2 Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan
  • Mar 3 German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested
  • Mar 3 Mount Rushmore dedicated
  • Mar 4 Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
  • Mar 4 Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
  • Mar 4 Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 4 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 4 Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Mar 5 FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
  • Mar 5 Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
  • Mar 6 FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
  • Mar 6 Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 6 Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
  • Mar 7 Game of "Monopoly" invented
  • Mar 9 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin
  • Mar 9 US Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its "100 days"
  • Mar 10 Major earthquake in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 10 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • Mar 12 FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
  • Mar 13 American banks allowed to reopen after a government imposed bank holiday

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Mar 13 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 14 Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation
  • Mar 15 NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination
  • Mar 16 Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht as president of Bank of Germany
  • Mar 18 Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission
  • Mar 18 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 18 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 20 Dachau, 1st Nazi concentration camp, completed
  • Mar 21 Hitler, Goering, Prince Ruprecht, Bruning & top army meet in Berlin

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 268

  • Jan 1 James A Abrahamson, USAF/astronaut
  • Jan 1 Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • Jan 2 Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 2 Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  • Jan 4 Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • Jan 4 Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
  • Jan 8 Jean-Marie Straub, France, director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach)
  • Jan 9 Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY, 1978-83), born on Roosevelt Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 9 Sonia Garmers, [Justina], Curacao, author (Dear Queen)
  • Jan 9 Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist
  • Jan 12 Michael Aspel, British talk show host
  • Jan 13 Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian/British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl)
  • Jan 13 Ron[ald Joseph] Goulart, US, sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)
  • Jan 15 Ernest J. Gaines, American author
  • Jan 16 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)
  • Jan 17 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
  • Jan 17 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 17 Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
  • Jan 18 David Bellamy, English botanist/tv-program maker
  • Jan 18 John Boorman, producer/dir (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)
  • Jan 18 Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)
  • Jan 18 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, cosmonaut
  • Jan 21 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • Jan 21 William Wrigley III, chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
  • Jan 21 Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)

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Jan 25 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines (d. 2009)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Jan 27 Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO (Harrods)
  • Jan 27 Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
  • Jan 29 A C Alston, bibliographer
  • Jan 29 Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
  • Jan 30 Bob Muddimer, CEO (Ranks Hovis McDougall)
  • Jan 30 Louis Rukeyser, financial whiz (Wall Street Week)
  • Jan 31 Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
  • Jan 31 Walter Paulis, mineworker/pilot/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Jan 31 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), born in Corleone, Sicily (d.2016)
  • Feb 1 Reynolds Price, US writer (Strengthened by a Pale Green Light)
  • Feb 2 Than Shwe, ruler of Myanmar
  • Feb 3 Paul S Sarbanes, (Sen-D-MD, 1977- )
  • Feb 5 Jorn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
  • Feb 5 Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Feb 6 Leslie Crowther, English TV-comic/quizmaster
  • Feb 6 Walter E Fauntroy, (Rep-D-DC, 1971- )
  • Feb 9 Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Feb 9 Charles Williams, Lord Williams of Elvel
  • Feb 12 Costa-Gavras, director
  • Feb 12 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, cosmonaut
  • Feb 12 Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)
  • Feb 13 Emanuel Ungaro, France, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1969)
  • Feb 13 Paul Biya, president of Cameroon (1982- )
  • Feb 14 Evelyn Ebsworth, Vice-Chancellor (Durham U)
  • Feb 15 Adolfo, Cardones Cuba, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
  • Feb 17 Craig Thomas, (Rep-R-Wyoming)
  • Feb 20 Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
  • Feb 22 Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, England, Duchess of Kent
  • Feb 22 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL /high speed internet technology), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 23 Donna J. Stone, American poet (Wielder of Words), born in Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Feb 24 Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher
  • Feb 26 James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 27 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
  • Feb 27 Edward Lucie-Smith, British poet and poetry critic, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Feb 27 Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
  • Feb 27 Malcolm Wallop, (Sen-R-WY, 1977- )
  • Feb 28 Miro Steržaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
  • Feb 28 Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
  • Mar 1 Myrlie Evers, politician/commissioner (LA Board of Public works)
  • Mar 3 Lee Radziwell Ross, American princess (Jackie O's sister), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 John W Mills, British sculptor
  • Mar 6 Heiko Wierenga, Dutch soc-dem mayor of Enschede (1977-94)
  • Mar 9 Mel Lastman, Canadian politician
  • Mar 11 Terry J Hatter Jr, US judge in California
  • Mar 13 Frank H Murkowski, (Sen-R-AK, 1981- )
  • Mar 13 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), born in Florence County, South Carolina (d. 1991)
  • Mar 14 René Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council

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Mar 15 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Brooklyn, New York

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Mar 16 Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
  • Mar 18 Unita Blackwell, 1st African American mayor in Mississippi
  • Mar 19 Philip Roth, novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 20 David James Moore, educationalist
  • Mar 20 Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • Mar 21 John Hall, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 21 Michael Heseltine, UK Secretary of State for Defence (1986)/MP
  • Mar 22 Buddy MacKay, (Rep-D-FL, 1983- )
  • Mar 22 Abolhassan Banisadr, former President of Iran
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • Mar 23 Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
  • Mar 27 DRG Andrews, CEO (Land Rover-Leyland)
  • Mar 27 Frank Taylor, Chief Constable (Durham)
  • Mar 27 J Geoffrey Parker, high master (Manchestrer Grammar School)
  • Mar 29 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet
  • Mar 31 Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
  • Apr 1 Dan Flavin, US minimalist sculptor
  • Apr 3 Robert K Dornan, (Rep-R-CA, 1977-83, 85- )
  • Apr 4 Fritz Bolkestein, Dutch CEO (Shell)/Minister of Defense (VVD)
  • Apr 4 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • Apr 6 Roy Goode, British lawyer
  • Apr 6 Eduardo Malapit, American Democratic politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Jacques Molicard, translator/navigator
  • Apr 9 Richard Rose, Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University)
  • Apr 10 Robert Rhodes James, historian (Gallipoli)
  • Apr 11 Tony Brown, Charleston WV, newsman (Tony Brown's Journal)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 17 Vernon Presley marries Gladys Love Smith

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 23 Ganster Sam Giancana (25) weds Angeline De Tolve

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Sep 28 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 16 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Dec 2 1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies at 56
  • Jan 4 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87

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Jan 5 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Jan 17 Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
  • Jan 21 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • Jan 26 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • Jan 28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist/writer, dies at 80
  • Jan 29 Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
  • Jan 31 John Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • Feb 4 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • Feb 7 Albert Gyorgy Earl Apponyi, Hung minister of Education, dies at 86
  • Feb 15 Anton J Cermak, (Mayor-D-Chicago), assassinated in Miami
  • Feb 26 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
  • Mar 1 Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)

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Mar 2 Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), dies of a heart attack at 73

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh
  • Mar 6 Anton J Cermak, US mayor of Chicago, murdered
  • Mar 14 Balto, husky dog who brought back the antitoxin in 1925
  • Mar 16 Alfred Her, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47
  • Mar 18 Luigi A duke of the Abruzzi, Italian explorer (Ruwenzori), dies at 60
  • Mar 20 Giuseppe [Joe] Zangara, electrocuted for assassination attempt on FDR
  • Apr 1 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • Apr 6 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1842)
  • Apr 7 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • Apr 22 Frederick Henry Royce, motorcar pioneer, dies
  • Apr 29 Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)
  • Apr 30 Luis Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza
  • May 13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • May 21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • May 26 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • Jun 20 Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies

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Jul 3 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Jul 7 John M Acket, literary (New Friends), dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  • Jul 12 Willem H Drucker, lawyer, dies at 45
  • Jul 15 Irving Babbitt, US writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
  • Aug 22 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
  • Aug 23 Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
  • Sep 7 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/Foreign minister, dies
  • Sep 8 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria, dies at 50
  • Sep 17 Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877)
  • Sep 20 Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies
  • Sep 24 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • Sep 25 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53
  • Sep 25 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • Sep 29 Margaret Talmadge, dies
  • Oct 5 Nikolaj N Joedenitsj, Russian general/contra revolutionary, dies at 71
  • Oct 5 Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)
  • Oct 11 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • Oct 27 Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
  • Oct 29 Paul, [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies
  • Nov 3 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • Nov 8 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), assassinated at 50 by Abdul Khaliq during a graduation ceremony at a high school in Kabul
  • Nov 19 Enrique Jose Varona, Cuban sociologist/vice-president, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
  • Dec 4 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • Dec 11 Emile C Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87
  • Dec 17 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
  • Dec 17 Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama, dies at 57
  • Dec 19 George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857)
  • Dec 21 Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54
  • Dec 25 Francesc Macià, Catalonian statesman (b. 1859)
  • Dec 26 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered