On This Day

Historical Events in October 1933

Sports History

Oct 1 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Oct 1 Washington Senators coach Nick Altrock plays in a MLB game at age 57 as a pinch-hitter; faces Rube Walberg of the Philadelphia A's; goes hitless in 3-0 loss

Sports History

Oct 1 Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning

Theater Premiere

Oct 2 Eugene O'Neill's comedy play "Ah, Wilderness!" premieres in NYC

  • Oct 3 Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
  • Oct 4 Esquire magazine is 1st published
  • Oct 7 Baseball World Series: NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4-3 at Griffith Stadium to clinch 4 games to 1 series victory
  • Oct 8 Coit Tower dedicated in San Francisco as a monument to firefighters
  • Oct 8 Martinez Barrios forms new Spanish government
  • Oct 10 1st synthetic detergent, "Dreft" by Procter & Gamble, goes on sale
  • Oct 12 Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

Historic Event

Oct 12 John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio

Historic Event

Oct 12 Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment

  • Oct 13 JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 13 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • Oct 14 Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations
  • Oct 15 20th Amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect: President term begins in January not March
  • Oct 15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0

Historic Event

Oct 17 Albert Einstein arrives in US as a refugee from Nazi Germany

  • Oct 19 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936

Boxing Title Fight

Oct 22 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats Spanish challenger Paulino Uzcudun on points in Rome, Italy to retain the IBU heavyweight title

  • Oct 23 John Dillinger and his gang rob Central National Bank, in Greencastle, Indiana. They take $75, 000.

Historic Event

Oct 24 Langston Hughes' "Mulatto" premieres in NYC

  • Oct 26 French government of Albert Sarraut forms