On This Day

Historical Events in September 1933

  • Sep 3 Yevgeniy Abalakov reaches the highest point of the Soviet Union - Communism Peak (7495 m)
  • Sep 4 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 kph), JR Wendell, Glenview, Il

Coup d'état

Sep 4 Coup against Cuban president Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Quesada by Fulgencio Batista

Historic Event

Sep 8 Second Spanish government of Manuel Azaña forms

  • Sep 10 1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park)
  • Sep 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry robs Australian Jack Crawford of his Grand Slam chance; wins final 6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
  • Sep 11 Antwerps Sportpaleis, the largest indoor arena in Europe opens; renovated 2010-13
  • Sep 12 Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government
  • Sep 12 Dutch parliament accepts ban on uniforms

Historic Event

Sep 12 Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives idea of a nuclear chain reaction

  • Sep 13 Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first New Zealand woman Member of Parliament
  • Sep 14 2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire
  • Sep 19 NY Giants clinch the pennant
  • Sep 20 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
  • Sep 21 Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens
  • Sep 23 MLB New York Yankees commit 5 errors (3 by shortstop Frankie Crosetti), but beat Red Sox 16-12 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • Sep 25 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
  • Sep 25 5th "extermination campaign" begins against communists in Nanjing and Jiangxi province, China
  • Sep 26 Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 29 Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debuts
  • Sep 30 Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in NYC