April 1933 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Hammond scores 336* v NZ at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes

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Apr 1 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Apr 1 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • Apr 3 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • Apr 3 Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0
  • Apr 4 US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
  • Apr 7 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • Apr 7 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
  • Apr 7 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • Apr 8 Manchester Guardian warns of unknown Nazi terror

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Apr 11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Apr 12 Moffatt Field air station commissioned
  • Apr 13 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)

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Apr 19 FDR announces US will leave gold standard

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Apr 22 Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
  • Apr 25 US & Canada drop Gold Standard
  • Apr 26 Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
  • Apr 27 Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 27 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Dan Flavin, US minimalist sculptor
  • Apr 1 Stan Weston, American toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 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)
  • Apr 13 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, (Sen-D Colorado)
  • Apr 15 Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)
  • Apr 17 Penelope Lively, writer
  • Apr 18 Alan Devereux, CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)
  • Apr 22 John A Llewellyn, Cardiff Wales, astronaut
  • Apr 22 Robin Hutton, merchant banker
  • Apr 23 Roger Wittevrongel, Flemish painter
  • Apr 25 Helen Paling, British circuit judge
  • Apr 26 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (d. 2005)
  • Apr 29 Mark Eyskens, Economist and Prime Minister of Belgium (1981), born in Leuven, Belgium

Deaths in History

  • 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