Historical Events in August 1933

  • Aug 1 Death penalty for anti-fascists in Germany

Historic Event

Aug 1 Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrests Sukarno

Historic Event

Aug 1 National Recovery Administration (NRA) is founded with Hugh S. Johnson as its first director

Baseball Record

Aug 1 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves

  • Aug 3 Philadelphia A's beat NY Yankees, 7-0, first time in 308 games 'Bronx Bombers' are shut out
  • Aug 7 The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.

US Open Women's Tennis

Aug 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody 8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret

  • Aug 12 Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup
  • Aug 13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist

PGA Championship

Aug 13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors

Baseball Record

Aug 14 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs

Sports History

Aug 17 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

  • Aug 17 Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")

Sports History

Aug 22 Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season

  • Aug 22 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
  • Aug 23 First televised boxing match — 6-round exhibition at Broadcasting House in London between middleweights Archie Sexton and Lauri Raiteri; aired by BBC-TV

Historic Event

Aug 23 Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following another hunger strike

  • Aug 26 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
  • Aug 30 Air France forms from five French airlines

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Aug 30 Portuguese dictator António de Oliveira Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)