December 1933 in History

Events in History


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Dec 1 Rudolf Hess & Ernest Rohm become ministers in Hitler government

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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Dec 4 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Dec 4 Jack Kirkland's "Tobacco Road" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 5 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition of alcohol) repealed (5:32 PM EST)

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Dec 6 Ban on James Joyce's "Ulysses" in US lifted

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Dec 9 Romania prohibits fascist Iron Guard
  • Dec 14 Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
  • Dec 16 Abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht
  • Dec 17 Spain's 2nd government of Lerroux forms
  • Dec 19 Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized
  • Dec 20 Bolivia & Paraguay sign cease fire
  • Dec 21 Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, Univ of Pennsylvania
  • Dec 21 Newfoundland reverts to being a crown colony of Great Britain
  • Dec 23 Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death
  • Dec 23 Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
  • Dec 24 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
  • Dec 25 Another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett
  • Dec 25 Belgian Working people's party accept Henry de Mans Plan of Labor
  • Dec 25 Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria v Tasmania at Hobart
  • Dec 26 US forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere
  • Dec 26 FM radio patent granted to American engineer Edwin Howard Armstrong
  • Dec 30 -50°F (-46°C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
  • Dec 30 Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
  • Dec 30 Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 2016)
  • Dec 2 K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
  • Dec 3 Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 5 Edward Daly, Irish Bishop "Bloody Sunday" priest, born in Belleek, County Fermanagh (d. 2016)
  • Dec 11 Earnest P van Altena, author/interpreter (Chansons van Earnest)
  • Dec 11 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino politician
  • Dec 15 Tim Conway, Willoughby Oh, comic (McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show)
  • Dec 17 Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet
  • Dec 18 Arthur Leigh Allen, Suspected Zodiac serial killer (d. 1992)
  • Dec 20 Gordon Getty, son and heir of J. Paul Getty, born in Los Angeles
  • Dec 20 Jean Carnahan, U.S. Senator
  • Dec 21 Huib Eversdijk, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
  • Dec 23 Akihito, emperor of Japan (1989- )
  • Dec 28 John Y. Brown, Jr., American politician
  • Dec 31 Chryssa Vardea-Mavromichali, Athens Greece, Greek American artist

Weddings in History

  • Dec 2 1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)

Deaths in History

  • 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