On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1933

Historical Events

  • England cricket batsman Wally Hammond smashes 34 fours, 10 sixes in a Test record unbeaten 336 in the drawn 2nd Test against New Zealand in Auckland

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)
  • Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (Olympic gold high jump for Soviet Union 1960), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • 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
1933 Highlights

About April 1, 1933

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries