May 1933 calendar

May 1933

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1933.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Ramsay MacDonald (Labour), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1933: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1933?


  • 01 May 1933 The Roca-Runciman Treaty between Argentina and Great Britain is signed by Julio Argentino Roca, Jr., and Sir Walter Runciman.
  • 02 May 1933 In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
  • 03 May 1933 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office
  • 04 May 1933 Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)
  • 05 May 1933 The detection by Karl Jansky of radio waves from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is reported in the ''New York Times''. The discovery leads to the birth of radio astronomy.
  • 06 May 1933 Italy and the USSR sign trade agreement
  • 08 May 1933 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
  • 09 May 1933 Spanish anarchists call for general strike.
  • 10 May 1933 Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) forms.
  • 12 May 1933 US Federal Emergency Relief Administration and Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy and farmers.
  • 13 May 1933 59th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02.
  • 15 May 1933 First voice amplification system to be used in US Senate.
  • 16 May 1933 Cecil Travis becomes first player to get five hits in his first game.
  • 17 May 1933 Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling -- the national-socialist party of Norway.
  • 18 May 1933 Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, to build dams for electricity generation.
  • 21 May 1933 Mt Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph
  • 22 May 1933 Loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay.
  • 23 May 1933 Legendary American racehorse Seabiscuit is born.
  • 26 May 1933 The Nazi Party in Germany introduces a law to legalize eugenic sterilization.
  • 27 May 1933 Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
  • 30 May 1933 Patent on invisible glass installation
  • 06 May 1933 The Deutsche Studentenschaft attacked Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, later burning many of its books.


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