Historical Events in April 1933

  • Apr 1 England cricket batsman Wally Hammond smashes 34 fours, 10 sixes in a Test record unbeaten 336 in the drawn 2nd Test against New Zealand in Auckland
  • Apr 1 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • Apr 1 Scotland beats Ireland, 8-6 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown
  • Apr 3 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • Apr 3 Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0
  • Apr 4 US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
  • Apr 7 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
  • Apr 7 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • Apr 7 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • Apr 8 Manchester Guardian warns of unknown Nazi terror

Historic Event

Apr 11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

  • Apr 12 Moffatt Field air station commissioned
  • Apr 13 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)

Sports History

Apr 13 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 1-0 in OT for a 3-1 series win; first best-of-4 Finals series

  • Apr 17 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6
  • Apr 17 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21

Historic Event

Apr 19 FDR announces US will leave gold standard

Election of Interest

Apr 21 German philosopher Martin Heidegger elected rector of University of Freiburg

  • Apr 22 Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
  • Apr 23 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
  • Apr 25 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • Apr 25 Philadelphia Phillies' Dick Bartell is 1st MLB player to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 innings
  • Apr 26 Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
  • Apr 27 Adolf Hitler authorizes creation of Ministry of Aviation, in part to revive the German Luftwaffe, under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering
  • Apr 27 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.
  • Apr 27 Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington, D.C.