On This Day

What Happened in July 1933

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 German nazi regime declares that married women shouldn't work
  • Jul 1 Strauss & von Hofmannsthal's opera "Arabella," premieres at the Semperoper Opera House in Dresden, Germany
  • Jul 1 The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
  • Jul 1 114°F (45.6°C), Las Animas, Colorado (state record, tied in 1954; broken in 2019)

Sports History

Jul 2 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0

  • Jul 4 Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Jul 5 German party Catholic Center disbands

Baseball Record

Jul 6 1st MLB All Star Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

Film Premiere

Jul 6 "Nertsery Rhymes" short film starring Ted Healy and His Stooges premieres, one of the first film appearance of The Three Stooges

  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating American Ellsworth Vines 4-6, 11-9, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Wills Moody successfully defends her title beating local favourite Dorothy Round 6-4, 6-8, 6-3

  • Jul 8 US Public Works Administration becomes effective

British Golf Open

Jul 8 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Denny Shute beats fellow American Craig Wood by 5 strokes in a 36-hole Saturday playoff to win his only Open title

  • Jul 9 Philadelphia-based NFL team Frankford Yellow Jackets sold; rebranded Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jul 10 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY
  • Jul 12 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)
  • Jul 14 Germany begins mandatory sterilization of people with hereditary illnesses
  • Jul 14 All non-Nazi parties are banned in Germany
  • Jul 14 Hedley Verity bowls out Essex twice in a day, 8-47 & 9-44 for Yorkshire at Leyton

Historic Event

Jul 15 Wiley Post begins 1st solo flight around the world (takes 7d and 19hrs)

  • Jul 17 After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Germany under mysterious circumstances
  • Jul 19 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)

Historic Event

Jul 20 Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Adolf Hitler

  • Jul 20 In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism
  • Jul 20 Germany: Two-hundred Jewish merchants are arrested in Nuremberg and paraded through the streets
  • Jul 21 Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens
  • Jul 22 Wiley Post completes the 1st solo flight round the world, takes 7 days and 19 hours
  • Jul 22 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida" at the New York Hippodrome, becoming the 1st black female opera singer to perform in the US
  • Jul 23 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France
  • Jul 24 German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe

Radio Premiere

Jul 25 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

Baseball Record

Jul 26 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

  • Jul 28 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallée), NYC
  • Jul 28 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
  • Jul 28 Spain recognizes the USSR

Historic Event

Jul 29 Police shootout with Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's gang in Iowa, leaves one member, Clyde's brother Buck Barrow dead and one captured. Bonnie and Clyde escape.

  • Jul 30 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France; ends French 6 title win streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), born in Lambourn, England (d.2017)
  • Jul 1 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach and broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 2 David Lewin, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • Jul 2 Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner
  • Jul 3 Edward Brandt Jr., American physician and public health official, born in Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Jul 4 Rufus "Freight Train" Jones [Carey Lloyd], American professional wrestler, born in Dillon, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • Jul 5 Terence Cooper, British actor (Casino Royale), born in Carnmoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Jul 6 Frank Austin, English footballer, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Jul 7 David McCullough, American author (Truman; John Adams), popular historian, TV documentary host and narrator (Seabiscuit; The Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2022) [1]
  • Jul 7 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • Jul 7 Murray Halberg, New Zealand middle-distance runner (Olympic gold 1960), born in Eketāhuna, New Zealand
  • Jul 8 Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
  • Jul 8 Maria Helena Rosas Fernandes, Brazilian composer, pianist, musicologist, conductor and music educator, born in Brasópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jul 9 Nodar Gabunia, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • Jul 9 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Jul 10 Jerry Herman, American musical theater composer (Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jul 10 Richard G Hatcher, American attorney and politician (Mayor of Gary, Indiana, 1968-88), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Jul 11 Olga Havlova, political activist
  • Jul 12 Donald E. Westlake, American author (The Hunter), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jul 12 Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children's television presenter (Play School, 1964-85), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England (d. 2017)
  • Jul 13 David Storey, British novelist and playwright (This Sporting Life), born in Wakefield (d. 2017)
  • Jul 13 Patsy Byrne, English actress (Stealing Heaven, Blackadder II), born in Ashford, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 14 Del Reeves, American country music singer and guitarist, born in Sparta, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Jul 14 Robert Bourassa, Canadian politician, Prime Minister of Quebec province (1970-76, 85-93), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1996)
  • Jul 15 Frederico Davia, opera singer
  • Jul 15 James Ball, British economist
  • Jul 15 Julian Bream, English classical guitarist and lutenist, born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 16 Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops), born in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Jul 17 Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), born in Mutare, Zimbabwe (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), born in Harlesden, Middlesex (d.2009)
  • Jul 18 Aad Nuis, Dutch writer and political scientist, born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Jul 18 R. Murray Schafer, Canadian composer (Patria), music educator, and environmentalist, born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • Jul 18 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (Bratsk Station), born in Zima, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Buddy Knox, American rock vocalist ("Party Doll"; "Lovey Dovey"), born in Happy, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Jul 20 Aliki Vouyouklaki, actress (Madalena)
  • Jul 20 José Vicente Asuar, Chilean electronic music composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2017)
  • Jul 20 Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
  • Jul 20 Cormac McCarthy, American author
  • Jul 21 Brigitte Reimann, German writer (Franziska Linkerhand), born in Burg bei Magdeburg (d. 1973)
  • Jul 21 John Gardner, American writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues), born in Batavia, New York (d. 1982)
  • Jul 22 Chuck Cassey, American choral director (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 22 Bertice Reading, American stage and screen actress and singer (The Jazz Train; Requiem For A Nun; Moon In The Gutter), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Jul 23 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Jul 23 Richard Rogers, English architect (European Court of Human Rights building), born in Florence, Italy
  • Jul 24 John Aniston, American actor (Search for Tomorrow, Day of our Lives), born in Crete, Greece
  • Jul 24 Doug Sanders, American golfer (4 x runner-up in major C'ships; 20 PGA Tour titles), born in Cedartown, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Jul 26 Lance Percival, English actor and comedian (That Was The Week That Was), born in Sevenoaks, Kent, England (d. 2015)
  • Jul 27 Nick Reynolds, American folk singer, tenor guitarist, and bongo player (The Kingston Trio, 1957-67 - "Tom Dooley"; "M.T.A."), born in San Diego, California (d. 2008)
  • Jul 27 Roger Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959), born in Otahuhu, Auckland
  • Jul 27 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, born in Footscray, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Jul 28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Jul 29 Cammie Smith, West Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Jul 29 Robert Fuller, American actor (Laramie, Wagon Train), born in Troy, New York
  • Jul 29 "Captain" Lou Albano, American professional wrestler, 1953-69, wrestler manager (1969-95), and actor (Cyndi Lauper music videos; Super Mario Brothers), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2009)
  • Jul 30 Ben Piazza, American actor (Santa Barbara; The Blues Brothers; Dallas), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1991)
  • Jul 31 Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer and journalist (Rituelen), born in The Hague, Netherlands

Famous Weddings

Fred Astaire

Jul 12 Fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time Fred Astaire (34) weds socialite Phyllis Livingston Potter (25)

Jack Dempsey

Jul 18 American heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds American Broadway singer and actress Hannah Williams (22); divorce in 1943


Famous Deaths

Hipólito Yrigoyen

Jul 3 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

  • Jul 6 Robert Kajanus, Finnish conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 John M. Acket, Dutch literary (New Friends), dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Anthony Hope, British novelist and playwright (The Prisoner of Zenda), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jul 12 Willem H Drucker, lawyer, dies at 45
  • Jul 15 Irving Babbitt, American writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
  • Jul 15 Freddie Keppard, American jazz cornetist (Original Creole Orchestra), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Jul 23 Max Schillings, German composer and conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • Jul 24 Max von Schillings, German composer and conductor (Der Pfeifertag), dies at 65
  • Jul 26 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (I'll Overcome Someday), and Methodist minister, dies at 82
  • Jul 27 James E. Talmage, English religious leader (LDS Church apostle), dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Gerhard Schjelderup, Norwegian opera composer and musicologist, dies at 73