Historical Events in March 1933

  • Mar 1 Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks

King Kong Premieres

Mar 2 "King Kong" film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC

  • Mar 2 Sanriku earthquake of 8.4 and tsunami hit Japan, country's most powerful earthquake in 180 years
  • Mar 3 German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested
  • Mar 3 Mount Rushmore dedicated
  • Mar 4 Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
  • Mar 4 Frances Perkins becomes Secretary of Labor, 1st female member of the US Cabinet

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"

  • Mar 4 Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 4 Noordwijk soccer team forms
  • Mar 5 FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
  • Mar 5 Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
  • Mar 6 FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday

Historic Event

Mar 6 Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 6 Poland occupies the free city of Danzig (GdaƄsk)
  • Mar 9 "42nd Street" a musical film revolving around rehearsals for a Broadway show, directed by Lloyd Bacon, with choreography by Busby Berkeley, and songs by Harry Warren and by Al Dubin, premieres at the Strand, NYC; later adapted as a stage musical
  • Mar 9 Bulgarian communists Georgi Dimitrov, Blagoy Popov & Vasil Tanev arrested in Berlin, Germany, on charges of complicity in the Reichstag fire; all were acquitted
  • Mar 9 US Congress is called into special session by President Franklin D Roosevelt, beginning its "100 days"
  • Mar 10 Major earthquake (6.4 magnitude) in Long Beach, California kills 120, and destroys 70 school buildings
  • Mar 10 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • Mar 12 FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
  • Mar 13 American banks allowed to reopen after a government imposed bank holiday

Historic Event

Mar 13 Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda

  • Mar 14 US Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation program
  • Mar 15 NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination

Appointment of Interest

Mar 16 Adolf Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht as President of Bank of Germany

  • Mar 18 Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission
  • Mar 18 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson

Sports History

Mar 18 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner

  • Mar 20 Dachau the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed

Historic Event

Mar 21 Day of Potsdam in Nazi Germany, a ceremony to open the new Reichstag after the fire in February; Adolf Hitler and Paul von Hindenburg shake hands in public

  • Mar 22 FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
  • Mar 23 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers
  • Mar 23 Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
  • Mar 24 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard 25/1 chance Kellsboro' Jack wins by 3 lengths and a neck from Really True
  • Mar 24 Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency
  • Mar 27 Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
  • Mar 27 Japan leaves League of Nations
  • Mar 27 Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett
  • Mar 28 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27
  • Mar 31 1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, "Soperton News" (Ga)
  • Mar 31 Congress authorizes Civilian Conservation Corps