On This Day

Historical Events in October 1933

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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

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 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

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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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
Eugene O'Neill
  • Oct 3 Gustave "Staf" de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
  • Oct 4 Esquire magazine is 1st published
  • Oct 7 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
  • 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)

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

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

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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 Jan not March
  • Oct 15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0

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

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Oct 19 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936

Sport defeatBoxing 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

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Oct 24 Langston Hughes' "Mulatto" premieres in NYC

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Oct 26 French government of Albert Sarraut forms