On This Day

Year 1933 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 16 Cricket's Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide
  • Aug 17 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
  • 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
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Sports Stars Married in 1933

  • Jul 18 American heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds American Broadway singer and actress Hannah Williams (22); divorce in 1943
  • Sep 29 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York
  • Oct 8 American actor Johnny Weissmuller marries Mexican actress Lupe Vélez (divorced 1939)