On This Day

Historical Events in July 1933

  • 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.

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 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 Vallee), 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 AndrĂ© 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