On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1933

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London

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

  • Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, born in K├Âttingen, 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