On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1933

Historical Events

  • "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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
  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Coral McInnes Buttsworth 6-4, 6-3
  • Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Diplomat and Chancellor Franz von Papen
Diplomat and Chancellor
Franz von Papen

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
1933 Highlights

About January 30, 1933

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 88 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius