On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1933

Historical Events

  • First televised boxing match — 6-round exhibition at Broadcasting House in London between middleweights Archie Sexton and Lauri Raiteri; aired by BBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following another hunger strike

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Talbot AO OBE, Australian swimming coach and sport administrator (coach national swim teams - Canada, United States, Australia), born in Barnsley, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, born in Köttingen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Pete Wilson, American politician (36th Governor of California), born in Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Robert Curl, American chemist (Nobel 1996), born in Alice, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
1933 Highlights

About August 23, 1933

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo