On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1933

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany

Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • Scotland beats Ireland, 8-6 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Flavin, American minimalist sculptor, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Stan Weston, US toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64