On This Day

What Happened in January 1933

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 2 Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
  • Jan 2 US troops leave Nicaragua
  • Jan 2 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0
  • 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.
  • Jan 5 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, starting on the Marin County side

Film release premierFilm Premier

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)

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 President Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor of Germany who forms a government with Franz von Papen

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Jan 30 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • Jan 30 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Coral McInnes Buttsworth 6-4, 6-3
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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"

German WWI General Erich Ludendorff
German WWI General
Erich Ludendorff
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 31 French government of Édouard Daladier takes power

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Anders Bo Leif Linde, Swedish composer
  • 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 1 Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • 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 2 Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 2 Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  • Jan 4 Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • 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 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 7 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), born in Streetly, England (d. 2018)
  • 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), born in Karnes County, Texas
  • 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)

Person of interestSusan Sontag

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

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • Jan 17 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
  • Jan 17 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 17 Dalida, Egyptian actress and singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day)
  • Jan 17 Sheree North [Dawn Bethel], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • Jan 17 Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
  • Jan 18 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jan 18 John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom

Person of interestRay Dolby

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

Inventor Ray Dolby
Inventor
Ray Dolby
  • Jan 18 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • Jan 18 Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), born in Le Bardo, Tunisia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 20 Ron Townson, American rock vocalist (The 5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Jan 21 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), born in Ashford, Middlesex (d. 2014)
  • Jan 21 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • Jan 21 William Wrigley III, American chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
  • Jan 21 Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)
  • 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 R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1999)

Person of interestCorazon Aquino

Jan 25 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines (d. 2009)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Jan 26 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • Jan 27 Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
  • Jan 29 Sacha Distel, French singer (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • Jan 29 A. C. Alston, bibliographer
  • Jan 29 Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
  • 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 Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
  • Jan 31 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), born in Corleone, Sicily (d.2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23) and businessman, dies at 56
  • Jan 3 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), dies at 37
  • Jan 4 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87

Person of interestCalvin Coolidge

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

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Jan 5 Arthur Borton, English soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 49
  • 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 (5-time Australasian C'ship winner), 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 26 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • Jan 28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist and writer, dies at 80
  • Jan 29 Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
  • Jan 31 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65