1933: On This Year


1933 (MCMXXXIII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1933th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1933 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1933 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1933, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1933, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1933, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1933, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1933.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1933 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1933 known for ?

  • While settled firmly in one of America’s darkest decades, The Great Depression, 1933 was not a year solely built on doom and gloom.
  • It saw advancements in board games, worker’s rights, and the first movie appearances of Shirley Temple. On the other hand, coming only six years prior to World War Two, 1933 served as foreshadowing for much of what followed. While this year saw the death of Calvin Coolidge, it also welcomed many greats into the world: Corazon Aquino, Yoko Ono, Joan Rivers, Yasser Arafat, and Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen. Popular books included Lost Horizon and Company K. Not only did this year see the birth of silver-screen titan King Kong, it also saw the premiere of The Lone Ranger and the first issue of Newsweek.
  • Anyone who loves to kick back with a beer, should thank their stars for 1933; this year ended prohibition with the passage of the Blaine Act. The government did a lot more than welcome back liquor.
  • After Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inauguration, the Public Works Administration became effective, the 20th amendment went into effect, the people elected the first female speaker, the President appointed the first woman in the cabinet, and the US congress set the first minimum wage at 33 cents.
  • A new source of family drama erupted with the invention of Monopoly. At the same time, Dillinger, hoping to make some real money, robbed his first bank in Ohio. The German Gestapo formed after President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler as the Reich Chancellor of Germany. Blown adrift by the encroaching Nazi storm, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States. While commonly overshadowed by World War Two and The Great Depression, 1933 had its moments of light; when they didn’t help hold things together, people could finally go back to the local bar.

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1933: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1933, during the 6th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 16/03/1934 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 5 categories honoring the films released in 1933:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1933?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Cavalcade, directed by Frank Lloyd, starring Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1933?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Frank Lloyd, for the movie Cavalcade, starring Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1933?

Morning Glory
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Katharine Hepburn, for the movie Morning Glory, starring Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Mary Duncan produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1933?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to , for the movie , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1933?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to , for the movie , starring produced in the .
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1933: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Hugh S. Johnson
In 1933, Hugh S. Johnson was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. In 1933 Johnson was appointed director of the National Recovery Administration. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave him the task of bringing industry, labor and government together to create codes of "fair practices" and set prices.
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1933: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1933?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1933 was the Year of the Rooster.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Rooster sign.

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1933: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

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1933: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1933 were Robert, James and John for boys and Mary, Betty and Barbara for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1933: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1933 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Robert
  • James
  • John
  • William
  • Richard
  • Charles
  • Donald
  • George
  • Joseph
  • Thomas

1933: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1933 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Betty
  • Barbara
  • Dorothy
  • Joan
  • Patricia
  • Margaret
  • Helen
  • Shirley
  • Doris

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1933: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1933, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Temptation by Bing Crosby

1933: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1933 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Temptation by Bing Crosby

1933: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1933 were:

Gold Diggers of 1933

Release year: 1933

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler

Country: United States of America

Duck Soup

Release year: 1933

Directed by: Leo McCarey

Starring: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Country: United States of America

King Kong

Release year: 1933

Directed by: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Starring: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Country: United States of America

Dinner at Eight

Release year: 1933

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow

Country: United States of America

Queen Christina

Release year: 1933

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Starring: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Country: United States of America


What happened in 1933?

Here's what happened in 1933:

  • Jan 2, 1933: Bruins beat Rangers in New York 13-3
  • Jan 3, 1933: Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • Jan 5, 1933: Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side
  • Jan 7, 1933: 1st edition of People and Fatherland published in the Netherlands
  • Jan 9, 1933: Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • Jan 11, 1933: Sir Charles Kingsford Smith makes the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand.
  • Jan 12, 1933: Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 die.
  • Jan 14, 1933: The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.
  • Jan 15, 1933: Political violence causes almost 100 deaths in Spain.
  • Jan 16, 1933: Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide cricket Test.
  • Jan 17, 1933: Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
  • Jan 18, 1933: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico established.
  • Jan 23, 1933: 20th Amendment changes date of US Presidential inaugurations to January 20.
  • Jan 27, 1933: Otto Meisnner dines with British ambassador Rumbold
  • Jan 28, 1933: French government of Paul Boncour falls.
  • Jan 29, 1933: German President von Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor
  • Jan 30, 1933: Lone Ranger begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • Jan 31, 1933: French government of Edouard Daladier takes power.
  • Feb 1, 1933: Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
  • Feb 2, 1933: A second international conference on disarmament ends without results, It tries to limit the army sizes of the major powers, while Germany is entitled to 200,000, Germany leaves the conference because a plan postpones the limitations for 4 years.
  • Feb 3, 1933: Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
  • Feb 4, 1933: German President Paul von Hindenburg limits freedom of the press.
  • Feb 5, 1933: Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch / German boundary
  • Feb 6, 1933: Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 metres (112 feet), in Pacific hurricane near Manila, Philippines.
  • Feb 7, 1933: Colonial troops in Suriname kill two demonstrators.
  • Feb 8, 1933: -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Seminole, Texas (state record low).
  • Feb 9, 1933: -63 degrees F (-53 degrees C), Moran, Wyoming (state record low).
  • Feb 10, 1933: Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
  • Feb 12, 1933: German vice-chancellor Franz von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis.
  • Feb 15, 1933: Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party.
  • Feb 16, 1933: Catholic newspaper Germania warns against Nazis / communists
  • Feb 17, 1933: Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead in the comic Blondie
  • Feb 20, 1933: House of Representatives completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition.
  • Feb 24, 1933: In Stratford, Texas, a bright fireball is seen in the sky, falling as a 4-pound metallic meteorite.
  • Feb 25, 1933: 1st genuine aircraft carrier christened, USS Ranger
  • Feb 26, 1933: Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
  • Feb 27, 1933: Nazis set fire to German parliament, blame it on Communists
  • Feb 28, 1933: 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
  • Mar 1, 1933: Bank holidays declared in six US states, to prevent run on banks.
  • Mar 2, 1933: King Kong, premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy, New York City
  • Mar 3, 1933: New York City premiere of King Kong
  • Mar 4, 1933: FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression and says We have nothing to fear but fear itself
  • Mar 5, 1933: FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
  • Mar 6, 1933: FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
  • Mar 7, 1933: Game of Monopoly invented
  • Mar 9, 1933: Congress is called into special session by FDR, and began its 100 days
  • Mar 10, 1933: Nevada becomes first US state to regulate narcotics.
  • Mar 12, 1933: FDR conducts his 1st fireside chat
  • Mar 13, 1933: Banks reopen
  • Mar 14, 1933: Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation.
  • Mar 15, 1933: NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation and discrimination.
  • Mar 18, 1933: US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Maribel Vinson.
  • Mar 20, 1933: Giuseppe Zangara is executed in Florida's electric chair for fatally shooting Anton Cermak in an assassination attempt against President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Mar 21, 1933: Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed.
  • Mar 22, 1933: FDR makes wine and beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
  • Mar 23, 1933: Kroll Opera in Berlin opens
  • Mar 24, 1933: Peter I Island incorporated as a Norwegian dependency.
  • Mar 27, 1933: Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson and Eric William Fawcett.
  • Mar 28, 1933: German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler
  • Mar 31, 1933: German Republic gives power to Hitler
  • Apr 1, 1933: Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews boycotting Jewish businesses
  • Apr 2, 1933: In a cricket test match against New Zealand, England batsman Wally Hammond scores a record 336 runs.ref name=quotCassell's Chronologyquot
  • Apr 3, 1933: 1st airplane flight over Mt Everest
  • Apr 4, 1933: US dirigible Akron crashes off coast of New Jersey, 73 die.
  • Apr 5, 1933: US President Franklin Roosevelt issues Executive Order 6102, requiring public to turn in gold certificates, bullion, and coins for placement in the Federal Reserve.
  • Apr 7, 1933: University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
  • Apr 8, 1933: Manchester Guardian warns of unknown Nazi terror
  • Apr 11, 1933: Aviator Bill Lancaster takes off in England, in an attempt to make a speed record to the Cape of Good Hope, but vanishes (his body is not found in the Sahara Desert until 1962).
  • Apr 12, 1933: Moffatt Field commissioned
  • Apr 13, 1933: 1st flight over Mount Everest (Lord Clydesdale)
  • Apr 17, 1933: Chicago Bears win their first NFL game beating New York Giants 23-21.
  • Apr 19, 1933: FDR announces US will leave gold standard
  • Apr 20, 1933: US suspends convertibility of paper money to gold.
  • Apr 21, 1933: Nazi Germany outlaws the kosher ritual shechita.
  • Apr 22, 1933: Dutch government forbids leftwing radio address.
  • Apr 23, 1933: Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal.
  • Apr 25, 1933: US and Canada drop Gold Standard
  • Apr 26, 1933: Jewish students are barred from school in Germany.
  • Apr 27, 1933: Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington DC.
  • Apr 28, 1933: US Senate approves Nellie Tayloe Ross as US Mint director.
  • May 1, 1933: The Roca-Runciman Treaty between Argentina and Great Britain is signed by Julio Argentino Roca, Jr., and Sir Walter Runciman.
  • May 2, 1933: In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
  • May 3, 1933: 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office
  • May 4, 1933: Pulitzer prize awarded to Archibald Macleish (Conquistador)
  • May 5, 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.
  • May 6, 1933: Italy and the USSR sign trade agreement
  • May 8, 1933: Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.
  • May 9, 1933: Spanish anarchists call for general strike.
  • May 10, 1933: Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) forms.
  • May 12, 1933: US Federal Emergency Relief Administration and Agricultural Adjustment Administration form to help the needy and farmers.
  • May 13, 1933: 59th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02.
  • May 15, 1933: First voice amplification system to be used in US Senate.
  • May 16, 1933: Cecil Travis becomes first player to get five hits in his first game.
  • May 17, 1933: Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form Nasjonal Samling -- the national-socialist party of Norway.
  • May 18, 1933: Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) signed by President Franklin Roosevelt, to build dams for electricity generation.
  • May 21, 1933: Mt Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph
  • May 22, 1933: Loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay.
  • May 23, 1933: Legendary American racehorse Seabiscuit is born.
  • May 26, 1933: The Nazi Party in Germany introduces a law to legalize eugenic sterilization.
  • May 27, 1933: Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
  • May 30, 1933: Patent on invisible glass installation
  • Jun 1, 1933: Charlie Chaplin weds Paulette Goddard
  • Jun 2, 1933: FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House
  • Jun 3, 1933: Pope Pius XI encyclical On oppression of the Church in Spain
  • Jun 5, 1933: Gold standard abolished
  • Jun 6, 1933: 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden NJ)
  • Jun 7, 1933: Balanchine / Weills 7 Deadly Sins, premiers in Paris
  • Jun 9, 1933: Spanish President Zamora takes power
  • Jun 10, 1933: 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore - Illinois
  • Jun 12, 1933: Financial and Economy World conference opens (66 countries)
  • Jun 13, 1933: German Secret State Police (Gestapo) established
  • Jun 16, 1933: US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created.
  • Jun 17, 1933: Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops and 1 gangster killed by mob
  • Jun 19, 1933: Austrian government-Dollfuss bans Nazi-organizations
  • Jun 21, 1933: First Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans.
  • Jun 22, 1933: German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden
  • Jun 25, 1933: Wilmersdorfer Tennishallen delegates convene in Berlin to protest against the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany.
  • Jun 26, 1933: The ''American Totalisator Company'' unveils its first electronic pari-mutuel betting machine at the Arlington Park race track near Chicago.
  • Jun 29, 1933: Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 30, 1933: 50,000 demonstrate in Antwerp against fascism / war
  • Jul 1, 1933: The London Passenger Transport Board is founded.
  • Jul 2, 1933: Carl Hubbell shuts-out Saint Louis Cardinals 1-0 in 18 innings without a walk.
  • Jul 4, 1933: Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge.
  • Jul 5, 1933: German party Catholic Center disbands
  • Jul 6, 1933: 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • Jul 8, 1933: 46th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (64 68 63)
  • Jul 9, 1933: Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Jul 10, 1933: 1st police radio system operated, Eastchester Township, New York
  • Jul 12, 1933: US Congress establishes the first minimum wage law at 33 cents per hour.
  • Jul 14, 1933: Germany began mandatory sterilization of those with hereditary illness
  • Jul 15, 1933: Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world
  • Jul 19, 1933: 1st time, brothers on opposite teams homer in the same game. Red Sox
  • Jul 20, 1933: Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler
  • Jul 21, 1933: Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens
  • Jul 22, 1933: 1st solo flight round the world 7d 19hrs (Wiley Post)
  • Jul 24, 1933: #1726 Hoffmeister, #2136 Jugta, #2158, #3957 Sugie and #4589 McDowell
  • Jul 25, 1933: 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
  • Jul 26, 1933: Joe Dimaggio ends 61-game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League.
  • Jul 28, 1933: 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), New York City
  • Jul 30, 1933: 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • Aug 1, 1933: Carl Hubbell sets record of consecutive scoreless innings (45 1 / 3)
  • Aug 2, 1933: Opening of the Stalin White Sea ampndash Baltic Sea Canal, a 227 km navigable waterway constructed using forced labour in the Soviet Union connecting the White Sea with Lake Onega and the Baltic.
  • Aug 3, 1933: Yanks are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since August 2, 1931)
  • Aug 7, 1933: The Simele massacre: The Iraqi Government slaughters over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail. The day becomes known as Assyrian Martyrs Day.
  • Aug 8, 1933: In Sioux County, Nebraska, USA a meteorite falls harmlessly to the ground.
  • Aug 12, 1933: Cuban Dictator Machado y Morales flees after military coup
  • Aug 13, 1933: 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound Country Club - Milwaukee
  • Aug 14, 1933: Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle and sets AL record with 9 RBIs
  • Aug 17, 1933: Soviet Union test GIRD-R1 rocket (Object 09)
  • Aug 19, 1933: 47th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Moody (86 36 30 ret)
  • Aug 22, 1933: Bill Veeck, urges midsummer inter-league games and a split season
  • Aug 23, 1933: 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri in London
  • Aug 24, 1933: The Crescent Limited train derails in Washington, D.C., after the bridge it is crossing is washed out by the 1933 Chesapeake : Potomac hurricane.
  • Aug 25, 1933: The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
  • Aug 26, 1933: Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
  • Aug 27, 1933: Earl Averill becomes 2nd Cleveland ballplayer to hit for cycle Moody defaults in 3rd set, trailing 3-0
  • Aug 28, 1933: US President Franklin Roosevelt issues Executive Order 6260, allowing exemptions to the gold ownership ban for up to $100, and for gold coins of recognized collector value.
  • Aug 30, 1933: Air France forms
  • Sep 3, 1933: Yevgeniy Abalakov is the first man to reach the highest point in the Soviet Union, Communism Peak (now called Ismoil Somoni Peak and situated in Tajikistan) (7495 m).
  • Sep 4, 1933: 1st airplane to exceed 300 mph (483 km/h), JR Wendell, Glenview, Illinois
  • Sep 9, 1933: 53rd US Mens Tennis: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford
  • Sep 10, 1933: 1st Negro League All-Star Game, West beats East 11-7 (Comiskey Park)
  • Sep 12, 1933: Alejandro Lerroux forms new Spanish government
  • Sep 13, 1933: Elizabeth McCombs becomes the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament.
  • Sep 14, 1933: Schaduwproces-Rijksdagbrand opens in London
  • Sep 19, 1933: New York Giants clinch the pennant
  • Sep 20, 1933: Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
  • Sep 21, 1933: Trial against Marinus der Lubbe opens
  • Sep 25, 1933: 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
  • Sep 26, 1933: A tornado destroys the town of Tampico, Mexico.
  • Sep 28, 1933: Greer Garson wed Edward Snelson
  • Sep 29, 1933: Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
  • Sep 30, 1933: Berlin / Hart / Heyman / Myers ballet As Thousands Cheer, premieres in New York City
  • Oct 1, 1933: Antwerp Sports arena opens
  • Oct 3, 1933: Gustave Staf de Clerq forms Flemish National Covenant
  • Oct 4, 1933: Esquire magazine is 1st published
  • Oct 7, 1933: New York Giants beat Washington Senators, four games to one in 30th World Series.
  • Oct 8, 1933: Coit Tower dedicated in SF, a monument to firefighters
  • Oct 10, 1933: 1st synthetic detergent, Dreft by Procter and Gamble, goes on sale
  • Oct 12, 1933: Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially).
  • Oct 13, 1933: Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • Oct 14, 1933: Nazi Germany announces withdrawal from League of Nations
  • Oct 15, 1933: Philadelphia Eagles play first NFL game, lose to New York Giants 56-0.
  • Oct 17, 1933: Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
  • Oct 19, 1933: Berlin Olympic Committee votes to introduce basketball in 1936.
  • Oct 22, 1933: Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Oct 26, 1933: French government of Serraut forms
  • Nov 4, 1933: Bradman scores 200 NSW vs. Queensland, 184 mins, 26 fours
  • Nov 5, 1933: Chicago Bears' 30-game unbeaten streak ends to Boston Redskins (10-0).
  • Nov 7, 1933: Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports.
  • Nov 8, 1933: FDR creates Civil Works Administration
  • Nov 10, 1933: Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic
  • Nov 11, 1933: "Great Black Blizzard" first great dust storm in the Great Plains of the USA.
  • Nov 12, 1933: Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany
  • Nov 13, 1933: First modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minnesota.
  • Nov 16, 1933: Brazilians President Getulio Vargas names himself Dictator
  • Nov 17, 1933: US recognizes USSR, opens trade
  • Nov 19, 1933: Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
  • Nov 21, 1933: First US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service.
  • Nov 22, 1933: The Fujian People's Government is declared in Fujian Province, China.
  • Nov 26, 1933: Camille Chautemps becomes French Premier
  • Nov 29, 1933: Japan begins persecution of communists
  • Nov 30, 1933: CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District
  • Dec 3, 1933: Joe Lilliard QBs Chicago Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • Dec 4, 1933: FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
  • Dec 5, 1933: 21st Am ratified, 18th Amendment (Prohibition) repealed (5:32pm EST)
  • Dec 6, 1933: U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene.
  • Dec 9, 1933: Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard.
  • Dec 14, 1933: Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
  • Dec 15, 1933: Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15.
  • Dec 16, 1933: Abe de Vries and Sipke Castelein win Elfstedentocht
  • Dec 17, 1933: NFL starts keeping official statistics as Chicago Bears beat New York Giants 23-21 in championship game.
  • Dec 19, 1933: Electric Home and Farm Authority Inc, authorized.
  • Dec 20, 1933: Bolivia and Paraguay sign weapon cease fire.
  • Dec 21, 1933: Dried human blood serum first prepared, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Dec 23, 1933: Marinus van der Lubbe sentenced to death
  • Dec 24, 1933: Paris express train derails and kills 160, injures 300 (France).
  • Dec 25, 1933: Another Christmas Day five-wicket haul by Clarrie Grimmett.
  • Dec 26, 1933: FM radio is patented.
  • Dec 29, 1933: Members of the Iron Guard assassinate Ion Gheorghe Duca, prime minister of Romania.
  • Dec 30, 1933: Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service.
  • Jan 5, 1933: Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.


What does the year 1933 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1933 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 34th year of the 20th century and the 3rd year of the 1930s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1932 and precedes 1934.

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