On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1933

Historical Events

  • Death penalty for anti-fascists in Germany

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Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrests Sukarno

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

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National Recovery Administration (NRA) is founded with Hugh S. Johnson as its first director

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Hugh S. Johnson
  • NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves

Famous Birthdays

  • Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist and Minister of Housing (D66), born in Bloemendaal, North Holland
  • Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-American voice actor and comedian, born in Venezuela
  • Ko Un, South Korean poet, born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province
  • Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only Japanese pitcher to win 400 games; perfect game 1957), born in Heiwa, Nakashima, Aichi, Japan (d. 2019)
  • Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary (Welsh Office 1985–93)
1933 Highlights

About August 1, 1933

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo