On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1933

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)

Sport awardNFL Championship

National Football League Championship - 1st title game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 23-21; "Bronko Nagurski Rule" - forward pass is legal anywhere behind line of scrimmage

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • Spain's 2nd government of Lerroux forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)
  • Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
  • Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama, dies at 57