On This Day

November 1933 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

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 Spanish Basques vote for autonomy
  • Nov 7 Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

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
  • 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 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
  • Nov 25 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
  • Nov 26 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier

Murder of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Louis W Sullivan, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1989- )
  • Nov 3 Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts (1975-79 and 1983-91) and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Amartya Sen

Nov 3 Amartya Sen, Indian economist and Nobel Prize laureate (welfare economics and social choice theory), born in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

  • Nov 10 Ronald Evans, American naval officer and NASA astronaut, born in St. Francis, Kansas (d. 1990)

Jalal Talabani

Nov 12 Jalal Talabani, Iraqi-Kurdish politician and President of Iraq (2005-2014), born in Kelkan, Iraq (d. 2017)

  • Nov 14 Fred W Haise Jr, American USAF officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut (Apollo 13; STS-T-1, -T-3, -T-5), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Nov 19 Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • Nov 21 Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire
  • Nov 21 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut (STS-4; STS-41-D; STS-61-A), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2014)
  • Nov 23 Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist & revolutionary, born in Kahak, Iran (d. 1977)
  • Nov 28 Joe Knollenberg, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Nov 29 David Reuben, American author (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex)
  • Nov 29 James Rosenquist, American pop artist, born in Grand Forks, North Dakota (d. 2017)
  • Nov 30 Linwood C Ivey, NC, (Mayor-Garysburg NC)

Weddings in History

Ramon Magsaysay

Nov 16 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • Nov 8 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), assassinated at 50 by Abdul Khaliq during a graduation ceremony at a high school in Kabul
  • Nov 19 Enrique José Varona, Cuban author, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (fought in WWI), dies at 57