Historical Events in December 1933

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Dec 1 Rudolf Hess & Ernest Rohm become ministers in Hitler government

Nazi leader Rudolf Hess
Nazi leader
Rudolf Hess
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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Dec 2 Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire

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Dec 3 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 3 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946

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Dec 4 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Dec 4 Jack Kirkland's play "Tobacco Road" premieres in NYC, became the longest-running play of its time
  • Dec 5 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition of alcohol) repealed (5:32 PM EST)

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Dec 6 Ban on James Joyce's "Ulysses" in US lifted

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Dec 9 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
  • Dec 9 Romania prohibits fascist Iron Guard

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Physics is presented to Paul Dirac and Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory"

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Paul Dirac
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger

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Dec 12 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Dec 14 Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
  • Dec 15 Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
  • Dec 16 Abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht
  • Dec 17 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay

  • Dec 17 Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)
  • Dec 17 Spain's 2nd government of Lerroux forms
  • Dec 17 NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game
  • Dec 19 Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized
  • Dec 20 Bolivia & Paraguay sign cease fire
  • Dec 21 Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, University of Pennsylvania

AgreementContract of Interest

Dec 21 Fox Films signs Shirley Temple aged 5, to a studio contract

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Dec 21 Newfoundland reverts to being a crown colony of Great Britain

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Dec 23 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • Dec 23 Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death
  • Dec 23 Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
  • Dec 24 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
  • Dec 25 Another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett
  • Dec 25 Belgian Working people's party accept Henry de Mans Plan of Labor
  • Dec 25 Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria v Tasmania at Hobart
  • Dec 26 US forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere
  • Dec 26 FM radio patent granted to American engineer Edwin Howard Armstrong

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Dec 29 New York Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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Dec 29 "Sons of the Desert" film directed by William A. Seiter starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is released

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • Dec 30 -50°F (-46°C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
  • Dec 30 Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
  • Dec 30 Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton