On This Day

Historical Events in June 1933

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

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

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

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI
  • 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

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

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • Jun 9 Spanish president Zamora takes power

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Jun 9 Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 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

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

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

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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.

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 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

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

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

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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

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing 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