What Happened in January 1933

Historical Events

  • Jan 2 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0

Sports History

Jan 2 Don Bradman holds off England's hostile pace bowling to score an unbeaten 103 leading Australia to a 111 run victory in the 2nd 'Bodyline' Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

  • Jan 2 Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
  • Jan 2 US troops leave Nicaragua
  • Jan 3 Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.

Film Premiere

Jan 5 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noël Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

  • Jan 5 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, starting on the Marin County side

Historic Event

Jan 6 Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

  • Jan 7 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • Jan 12 Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
  • Jan 12 US Congress recognizes the Philippines' independence

Musical Finale

Jan 14 George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind's musical political satire "Of Thee I Sing" closes at the Music Box Theatre, NYC, after for 441 performances; first musical to win Pulitzer Prize for Drama

  • Jan 16 Cricket's Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide
  • Jan 17 Australian cricket batting champion Don Bradman takes only his 2nd Test wicket; bowls England's Walter Hammond for 85 during 338-run 3rd Test defeat in Adelaide
  • Jan 18 White Sands National Monument in New Mexico established
  • Jan 23 20th amendment, which changed the date of US presidential inaugurations to 20th January, is ratified
  • Jan 24 Noël Coward's "Design for Living" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27 Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
  • Jan 28 French government of Paul Boncour falls
  • Jan 28 German government of Von Schleicher falls
  • Jan 28 The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
  • Jan 30 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

Historic Event

Jan 30 After Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany, his former WWI colleague General Erich Ludendorff sends a letter to him stating "this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery"

  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford wins his 3rd straight Australian title; beats Keith Gledhill of the US 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Coral McInnes Buttsworth 6-4, 6-3
  • Jan 30 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match

Historic Event

Jan 31 French government of Édouard Daladier takes power


Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Bo Linde, Swedish neo-classical composer, born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 1970)
  • Jan 1 Ford Konno, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m, 4x200m freestyle 1952; WR 200m freestyle 2:03.9, 400m freestyle 4:26.7), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 1 Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • Jan 1 James A. Abrahamson, American Air Force general and astronaut
  • Jan 1 Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), born in Leicester, England (d. 1967)
  • Jan 2 Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 2 Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  • Jan 4 Ed Jenkins, American politician (Rep-D-GA, 1977-93), born in Young Harris, Georgia (d, 2012)
  • Jan 4 Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
  • Jan 6 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian, born in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Jan 6 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Jan 7 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), born in Streetly, England (d. 2018)
  • Jan 7 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 8 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Jean-Marie Straub, French director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach), born in Metz, France
  • Jan 9 Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY, 1978-83), born on Roosevelt Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 9 Sonia Garmers, Curaçao writer (Dear Queen), born in Curaçao
  • Jan 9 Wilbur Smith, Zambian novelist (War Cry, River God), born in Kabwe, Zambia
  • Jan 10 Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Jan 10 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64), born in Newton Abbot, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 11 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry; "I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes"), born in Karnes County, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Jan 12 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • Jan 13 Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian-British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl.)
  • Jan 13 Ron Goulart, American sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)
  • Jan 13 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 14 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Jan 15 Ernest J. Gaines, African-American author, born in Oscar, Louisiana
  • Jan 16 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3), born in Udomlya, Russia (d. 2003)

Susan Sontag

Jan 16 Susan Sontag, American author & film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

  • Jan 17 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
  • Jan 17 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 17 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], French-Italian actress (The Sixth Day), singer (Bambino), and Miss Egypt 1954, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1987)
  • Jan 17 Shari Lewis [Phyllis Hurwitz], American ventriloquist, puppeteer (Lamb Chop), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jan 17 Sheree North [Dawn Bethel], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jan 18 Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), born in Le Bardo, Tunisia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 18 John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom

Ray Dolby

Jan 18 Ray Dolby, American engineer, sound expert, and inventor (Dolby noise reduction system), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

  • Jan 18 Vernon Garrett, American soul and blues singer ("I'm at the Crossroad"; "Without You"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 18 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • Jan 21 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • Jan 21 Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 21 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), born in Ashford, Middlesex (d. 2014)
  • Jan 21 William Wrigley III, American chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
  • Jan 22 Jean-Louis Viale, French jazz drummer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1984)
  • Jan 23 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story; Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 23 Joel Spiegelman, American composer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 24 Zeke Carey, American doo-wop and R&B singer (The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes For You"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • Jan 25 Antonis Georgiadis, Greek soccer manager (Greece, South Africa; AEK Athens, Olympiacos), born in Drama, Greece (d. 2020)
  • Jan 26 Ercole Baldini, Italian road cyclist (Olympic gold road race 1956; Giro d'Italia 1958; Road Race World C'ships gold 1958), born in Villanova di Forlì, Italy
  • Jan 27 Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
  • Jan 29 R. C. Alston, British bibliographer, born in Trinidad (d. 2011)
  • Jan 29 Ron Townson, American rock vocalist (The 5th Dimension - "Up, Up And Away"), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 Sacha Distel, French singer ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • Jan 29 Wolfgang Gönnenwein, German choral director and educator, and artistic director (Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, 1972-2004), born in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Jan 30 Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 30 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), born in Corleone, Sicily (d.2016)
  • Jan 31 Joseph D. Early, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1975-93), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 William "Kid" Gleason, American baseball utility (St. Louis Browns, NY Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (Chicago White Sox, during "Black Sox" scandal), dies from a heart condition at 66
  • Jan 3 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), dies at 37
  • Jan 3 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23) and businessman, dies at 56
  • Jan 4 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87
  • Jan 5 Arthur Borton, English soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 49

Calvin Coolidge

Jan 5 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60

  • Jan 6 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, dies at 84
  • Jan 7 Herbert "Bert" Hinkler, Australian aviator who made first solo flight from England to Australia (1928), dies in a plane crash at 40
  • Jan 9 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles 1925, 26, 28, 29, 30), dies of ectopic pregnancy at 29
  • Jan 12 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, dies at 71
  • Jan 17 John Hodges, Australian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests [first 2 played], 6 wickets; Victoria), dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
  • Jan 21 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • Jan 25 William Faulkes, English organist, transcriber and composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 26 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • Jan 29 Sara Teasdale, American lyric poet, commits suicide at 48
  • Jan 31 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65