October 1933 in History

Events in History

  • 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 3 Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
  • Oct 4 Esquire magazine is 1st published
  • 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 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

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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 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

Birthdays in History

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Oct 2 John B. Gurdon, English developmental biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), born in Dippenhall, Hampshire

Developmental biologist John B. Gurdon
Developmental biologist
John B. Gurdon
  • Oct 9 Bill Tidy, English cartoonist (Fosdyke Saga)
  • Oct 10 Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)
  • Oct 10 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Oct 12 Broos van Erp, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Oct 12 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter (d. 2004)
  • Oct 13 Raynald Frechette, Quebec politician and judge (d. 2007)
  • Oct 17 William A Anders, Hong Kong, Maj Gen, USAF/astronaut (Apollo 8)
  • Oct 17 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (d. 1985)
  • Oct 22 Donald Herod Peterson, Winona Mississippi, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6)
  • Oct 24 Norman Rush, American writer
  • Oct 25 Larry J Hopkins, (Rep-R-KY, 1979- )

Deaths in History

  • 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] PainlevĂ©, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies