Historical Events in 1933 (Part 2)

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Historic Event

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.

Historic Event

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

  • 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 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

Historic Event

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

Sports History

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

  • Jun 16 US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created
  • Jun 16 US National Industrial Recovery Act becomes law (later struck down)
  • 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

Boxing 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 50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism/war
  • 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 US Assay Offices close in Helena, MT, Boise, ID and Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jul 1 114°F (45.6°C), Las Animas, Colorado (state record, tied in 1954; broken in 2019)
  • Jul 1 German nazi regime declares that married women shouldn't work
  • Jul 1 Strauss & von Hofmannsthal's opera "Arabella," premieres at the Semperoper Opera House in Dresden, Germany
  • Jul 1 The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.

Sports History

Jul 2 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0

  • Jul 4 Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
  • Jul 5 German party Catholic Center disbands

Film Premiere

Jul 6 "Nertsery Rhymes" short film starring Ted Healy and His Stooges premieres, one of the first film appearance of The Three Stooges

Baseball Record

Jul 6 1st MLB All Star Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating American Ellsworth Vines 4-6, 11-9, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

British Golf Open

Jul 8 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Denny Shute beats fellow American Craig Wood by 5 strokes in a 36-hole Saturday playoff to win his only Open title

  • Jul 8 US Public Works Administration becomes effective

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Wills Moody successfully defends her title beating local favourite Dorothy Round 6-4, 6-8, 6-3

  • Jul 9 Philadelphia-based NFL team Frankford Yellow Jackets sold; rebranded Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jul 10 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, NY
  • Jul 12 Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)
  • Jul 14 All non-Nazi parties are banned in Germany
  • Jul 14 Germany begins mandatory sterilization of people with hereditary illnesses
  • Jul 14 Hedley Verity bowls out Essex twice in a day, 8-47 & 9-44 for Yorkshire at Leyton

Historic Event

Jul 15 Wiley Post begins 1st solo flight around the world (takes 7d and 19hrs)

  • Jul 17 After successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Lithuanian research aircraft Lituanica crashes in Germany under mysterious circumstances
  • Jul 19 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jul 20 Germany: Two-hundred Jewish merchants are arrested in Nuremberg and paraded through the streets
  • Jul 20 In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism

Historic Event

Jul 20 Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Adolf Hitler

  • Jul 21 Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens
  • Jul 22 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida" at the New York Hippodrome, becoming the 1st black female opera singer to perform in the US
  • Jul 22 Wiley Post completes the 1st solo flight round the world, takes 7 days and 19 hours
  • Jul 23 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France
  • Jul 24 German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe

Radio Premiere

Jul 25 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

Baseball Record

Jul 26 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

  • Jul 28 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallée), NYC
  • Jul 28 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
  • Jul 28 Spain recognizes the USSR
  • Jul 29 Police shootout with Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's gang in Iowa, leaves one member, Clyde's brother Buck Barrow dead and one captured. Bonnie and Clyde escape.

Sports History

Jul 30 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France; ends French 6 title win streak

  • Aug 1 Death penalty for anti-fascists in Germany

Historic Event

Aug 1 Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrests Sukarno

Historic Event

Aug 1 National Recovery Administration (NRA) is founded with Hugh S. Johnson as its first director

  • Aug 1 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves
  • Aug 3 Philadelphia A's beat NY Yankees, 7-0, first time in 308 games 'Bronx Bombers' are shut out
  • Aug 7 The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
  • Aug 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody 8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret
  • Aug 12 Cuban dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup
  • Aug 13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist

PGA Championship

Aug 13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors

Baseball Record

Aug 14 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs

  • Aug 17 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
  • Aug 17 Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket ("Object 09")

Sports History

Aug 22 Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season

  • Aug 22 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
  • Aug 23 First televised boxing match — 6-round exhibition at Broadcasting House in London between middleweights Archie Sexton and Lauri Raiteri; aired by BBC-TV

Historic Event

Aug 23 Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following another hunger strike

  • Aug 26 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
  • Aug 30 Air France forms from five French airlines

Historic Event

Aug 30 Portuguese dictator António de Oliveira Salazar forms secret police (PIDE)

  • 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 female 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
  • 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

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

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

  • Oct 12 John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Oct 26 French government of Albert Sarraut forms
  • Nov 4 Bulgarian communist Georgi Dimitrov defends himself and the ideology of communism against Hermann Goering and his Nazi accusers on charges of setting the Reichstag on fire
  • Nov 4 Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young
  • Nov 5 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
  • Nov 5 Spanish Basques vote for autonomy

Election of Interest

Nov 7 Fiorello La Guardia is elected the 99th Mayor of New York City

  • Nov 7 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports

Historic Event

Nov 8 US President FDR creates Civil Works Administration

  • Nov 10 Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic
  • Nov 11 "Great Black Blizzard" 1st of the great dust storms that created the dust bowl rips through South Dakota

Music History

Nov 11 Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

  • Nov 12 1st NFL football game on a Sunday at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl - sporting events on Sunday had been illegal on Sundays; Eagles tie Chicago Bears, 3-3
  • Nov 12 1st NFL football game on a Sunday at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field - sporting events on Sunday had been illegal on Sundays; Pirates lose to Brooklyn Dodgers 32-0
  • Nov 12 First known photo of so-called Loch Ness monster is taken by Hugh Gray
  • Nov 12 Nazis receive 92% of vote in German parliamentary elections
  • Nov 13 1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota

Historic Event

Nov 16 Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator

  • Nov 16 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Nov 16 Swiss physicist Fritz Zwicky publishes the first evidence for the existence of dark matter in his seminal article "The Redshift of Extragalactic Nebulae" [1]
  • Nov 17 Marx brothers film "Duck Soup" directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers is released in the US
  • Nov 17 United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade
  • Nov 19 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
  • Nov 21 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service

Film Release

Nov 24 Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released

  • Nov 25 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
  • Nov 26 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier
  • Nov 28 A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis
  • Nov 29 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
  • Nov 29 Japan begins persecution of communists
  • Nov 30 CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District

Historic Event

Dec 1 Rudolf Hess & Ernest Rohm become ministers in Hitler's government

Sports History

Dec 3 As part of a famous MLB fire sale of players, Philadelphia A's owner Connie Mack sells catcher Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100,000; Cochrane is immediately named Tigers manager

  • Dec 3 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • Dec 4 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
  • Dec 4 Jack Kirkland's play "Tobacco Road" premieres in NYC, became the longest-running play of its time

Prohibition and The Rise of Al Capone

Dec 5 Prohibition ends in the US when 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ratified, 18th Amendment repealed (5:32 PM EST)

Historic Event

Dec 6 Ban on James Joyce's "Ulysses" in US lifted

  • Dec 8 French nun Bernadette Soubirous, who saw the vision of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, is canonized by the Catholic Church
  • Dec 9 CFL Grey Cup, Athletic Park, Sarnia: Toronto Argonauts edge Sarnia Imperials, 4-3 for their 3rd Championship
  • Dec 9 Romania prohibits fascist Iron Guard

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Physics is presented to Paul Dirac and Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory"

Sports History

Dec 12 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

  • Dec 15 Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
  • Dec 16 Abe de Vries & Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht
  • Dec 17 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • Dec 17 Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)

NFL Championship

Dec 17 National Football League Championship - 1st title game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 23-21; "Bronko Nagurski Rule" - forward pass is legal anywhere behind line of scrimmage

  • Dec 17 Spain's 2nd government of Lerroux forms
  • Dec 19 Electric Home & Farm Authority Inc, authorized
  • Dec 20 Bolivia & Paraguay sign cease fire
  • Dec 21 Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, University of Pennsylvania

Contract of Interest

Dec 21 Fox Films signs Shirley Temple aged 5, to a studio contract

  • Dec 21 Newfoundland reverts to being a crown colony of Great Britain
  • Dec 23 Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death for setting the German Reichstag on fire

NHL Record

Dec 23 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal

  • Dec 23 Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
  • Dec 24 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
  • Dec 25 Another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett
  • Dec 25 Belgian Working people's party accept Henry de Mans Plan of Labor
  • Dec 25 Stan Smith takes 8-33 for Victoria v Tasmania at Hobart
  • Dec 26 FM radio patent granted to American engineer Edwin Howard Armstrong
  • Dec 26 US forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere

Film Release

Dec 29 "Sons of the Desert" film directed by William A. Seiter starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is released

  • Dec 29 New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert refuses to release future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds
  • Dec 30 -50°F (-46°C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
  • Dec 30 Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
  • Dec 30 Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania's 1st double-ton