On This Day

April 1933 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Hammond scores 336* v NZ at Auckland, 47 fours 10 sixes

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Apr 1 Heinrich Himmler becomes Police Commander of Germany

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Apr 1 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • Apr 3 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • Apr 3 Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0
  • Apr 4 US Dirigible Akron crashes off coast of NJ, 73 die
  • Apr 7 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • Apr 7 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
  • Apr 7 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • Apr 8 Manchester Guardian warns of unknown Nazi terror

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Apr 11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Apr 12 Moffatt Field air station commissioned
  • Apr 13 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)

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Apr 19 FDR announces US will leave gold standard

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Apr 21 German philosopher Martin Heidegger elected rector of University of Freiburg

Philosopher Martin Heidegger
Philosopher
Martin Heidegger
  • Apr 22 Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address
  • Apr 26 Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
  • Apr 27 Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 27 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Dan Flavin, American minimalist sculptor, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Apr 1 Stan Weston, US toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 3 Bob Dornan, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 Frits Bolkestein, Dutch politician (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 4 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • Apr 6 Roy Goode, British lawyer
  • Apr 6 Eduardo Malapit, American Democratic politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Jacques Molicard, translator and navigator (d. 1995)
  • Apr 9 Richard Rose, American Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 10 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), born in India (d. 1999)
  • Apr 11 Tony Brown, American journalist (Tony Brown's Journal), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Apr 13 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Cheyenne-American politician (Sen-D Colorado), born in Auburn, California
  • Apr 15 Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Apr 18 Alan Devereux, British industrialist and CEO (Scottish Tourist Board), born in Frinton-on-Sea, England
  • Apr 22 Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2013)
  • Apr 23 Roger Wittevrongel, Flemish painter, born in Blankenberge, Belgium
  • Apr 26 Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), born in Río Blanco, Naguabo, Puerto Rico (d. 2005)
  • Apr 29 Mark Eyskens [Marc Maria Frans, Viscount Eyskens], Belgian economist and Prime Minister of Belgium (1981), born in Leuven, Belgium

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • Apr 6 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author, public speaker and wife of George Armstrong Custer, dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • Apr 22 Henry Royce, English industrialist and automobile founder (Rolls-Royce), dies at 70
  • Apr 24 Felix Adler, German-American educator of political and social ethics, dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, dies at 70
  • Apr 30 Luis Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza