On This Day

Historical Events in June 1933

  • Jun 1 Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago

Sports History

Jun 2 FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House

  • Jun 2 WNJ-AM in Newark NJ goes off the air
  • Jun 3 A's score 11 runs in 2nd, Yanks score 10 in 5th & win 17-11

Catholic Encyclical

Jun 3 Pope Pius XI encyclical "On oppression of the Church in Spain"

  • Jun 5 US drops the Gold Standard when Congress enacts a joint resolution nullifying creditors right to demand payment in gold
  • Jun 5 French Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his first and only French title; beats home favourite Henri Cochet 8-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 5 French Championship Women's Tennis: England's Margaret Scriven is first woman from that country to win the singles title in Paris; beats Simonne Mathieu 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  • Jun 6 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden New Jersey)
  • Jun 6 US Employment Service created

Historic Event

Jun 7 George Balanchine and Kurt Weills' ballet chanté "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Baseball Record

Jun 8 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx hits 3 consecutive home runs as Philadelphia outscores New York Yankees, 14 - 10; 4 straight HRs after Foxx had homered last time up the previous day

  • Jun 9 Spanish president Niceto Alcalá-Zamora takes power

Sports History

Jun 9 Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager

  • Jun 10 US Open Men's Golf, North Shore CC: Amateur Johnny Goodman outlasts Ralph Guldahl by a single stroke to win his only major championship
  • Jun 10 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6

Historic Event

Jun 10 John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600

Historic Event

Jun 10 Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine. Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life.

  • Jun 12 Financial and Economy World conference opens (66 countries)
  • Jun 13 1st sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady, NY)
  • Jun 13 Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized

Historic Event

Jun 13 German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Goering

Sports History

Jun 14 MLB's Lou Gehrig and Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games

  • Jun 16 US National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)
  • Jun 16 US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created
  • Jun 17 Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob
  • Jun 19 Austrian government-Dollfuss bans nazi-organizations
  • Jun 21 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
  • Jun 22 German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden
  • Jun 23 Don McNeill's Pepper Pot (Breakfast Club) begins 35½ year run on NBC
  • Jun 27 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 29 Italian boxer Primo Carnera KOs American defending champion Jack Sharkey in round 6 at Madison Square Garden, NYC to become third European to win the lineal world heavyweight title

  • Jun 30 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: June Beebe beats Jane Weiller, 3 & 2 for golf's only major title
  • Jun 30 50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism/war
  • Jun 30 US Assay Offices close in Helena, MT, Boise, ID and Salt Lake City, UT