What Happened on July 8, 1933

Historical Events

British Golf Open

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

  • US Public Works Administration becomes effective

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

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

1933 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
  • Maria Helena Rosas Fernandes, Brazilian composer, pianist, musicologist, conductor and music educator, born in Brasópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Born in 1933

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Hope, British novelist and playwright (The Prisoner of Zenda), dies of cancer at 70

About July 8, 1933

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer