On This Day

September 1933 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

Historic Event

Sep 8 Second Spanish government of Manuel Azaña forms

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • Sep 10 1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park)
  • 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

Physicist and Inventor Leó Szilárd
Physicist and Inventor
Leó Szilárd
  • 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 21 Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens
  • 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 30 Berlin/Hart/Heyman/Myers ballet "As Thousands Cheer," premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Ann W. Richards, Lakeview Texas, American politician
  • Sep 2 Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91, 1996-2006), born in Kouarfa, French Dahomey (d. 2015)
  • Sep 5 Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean catholic archbishop, born in Santiago, Chile
  • Sep 8 Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician; father of Heidi Fleiss
  • Sep 8 Michael Frayn, English playwright (Copenhagen), born in Mill Hill, England
  • Sep 10 David Rowland, English real estate developer/broker/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 10 Yevgeny Khrunov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 5), born in Prudy, Tula Oblast, Soviet Union (d. 2000)
  • Sep 10 Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (Fendi, Chanel), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2019) birth date disputed
  • Sep 11 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2002)
  • Sep 16 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Sep 17 Chuck Grassley, American (Sen-R-Iowa, 1981- ), born in New Hartford, Iowa
  • Sep 17 Desmond Fennell, British high court judge, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2011)
  • Sep 18 Robert "Bob" Bennett, American politician (U.S. Senator from Utah, 1993-2011), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2016)
  • Sep 18 Valentina Ponomaryova, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Sep 20 Bob Banas, American choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 24 Catherine Hughes [Pestell], British principal (Somerville College Oxford), born in County Durham, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81), born in Cebreros, Spanish Republic (d. 2014)
  • Sep 27 Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)
  • Sep 28 Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
  • Sep 28 Miguel Berrocal, Sculptor (d. 2006)
  • Sep 29 Samora Machel, President of Mozambique (1975-86), born in Gaza Province, Mozambique (d. 1986)
  • Sep 30 Mars Zakirovich Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut

Weddings in History

Sam Giancana

Sep 23 American gangster Sam Giancana (25) weds Angeline DeTolve

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Sep 28 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon and Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 71
  • Sep 8 Faysal I of Iraq, King of the Arab Kingdom of Syria (1920–1933) & King of Iraq (1921–1933), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Sep 17 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul, dies at 55
  • Sep 20 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, dies at 85
  • Sep 21 Eduard van Oort, Dutch ornithologist (Ornithology of Netherlands), dies at 56
  • Sep 24 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • Sep 25 Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch theoretical physicist (phase transition, Ehrenfest theorem), dies at 53
  • Sep 25 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)