1933 in History – What happened in year 1933

✅ Published on April 8th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1933 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1933.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1933 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 januaryA teenage girl in Banneux, Belgium, reported the first of several Marian apparitions, now known as Our Lady of Banneux.
28 januaryChoudhry Rahmat Ali published a pamphlet entitled 'Now or Never' in which he called for the creation of a Muslim state in northwest India that he termed 'Pakstan'.
25 februaryUSS Ranger, the first ship of the United States Navyconstructed as an aircraft carrier, was launched.
27 februaryThe Reichstag building in Berlin, the assembly location of the German Parliament, was set on fire, a pivotal event in theestablishment of the Nazi regime in Germany.
02 marchThe film King Kong made its premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
04 marchFrances Perkins was appointed United States Secretary of Labor,making her the first female member of the Cabinet.
22 marchThe Holocaust-The construction of the first Nazi concentration camp at Dachau was completed.
28 marchA passenger board the Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool set a fire on board, causing it to break apart in mid-air and crash.
24 aprilNazi Germany began its persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses by shutting down the Watch Tower Society office in Magdeburg.
26 aprilThe Gestapo, the official secret police force in Nazi Germany, was established.
08 mayMohandas Karamchand Gandhi started a 21-day fast of self purification on May 8, 1933. Harijan movement was inaugurated by him on the same day to improve the lives of untouchables. Gandhi named the Dalits of Hindu community as Harijan, the children of god but his campaign was condemned by Dalit Leader B.R. Ambedkar,the Architect of Indian Constitution post independence.
10 mayOn May 10, 1933 Paraguay declared war on Bolivia. This conflict is also known as Chaco war between the two countries to take control over northern part of Gran Chaco of South America, assumed to be rich in oil.
17 mayNorwegian fascist party Nasjonal Samling was founded on May 17, 1933 by Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort. It made a huge impact on Norwegian politics despite the fact that it never achieved more than 2.5% of the votes and finally dissolved in 1945.
29 mayGandhi ends his 21-day fast, his second for the cause of the 'untouchables.' He was fighting for the rights of dalits or lower caste people of community who were considered as untouchables and were prohibited from entering in holy places. He coined the term Harijan for untouchables.
17 juneThe civil disobedience campaign ended. Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, or commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is sometimes, though not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance.
14 julyWith the enactment of the Law for the Prevention of Here ditarily Diseased Off spring, the Nazi Party began its eugenics program.
22 julyWiley Post became the first pilot to fly solo around the world,landing after a seven-day, nineteen-hour flight at Floyd Bennett Fieldin Brooklyn, New York City.
07 augustAn estimated 3,000 Assyrians were slaughtered by Iraqi troopsduring the Simele massacre in the Dahuk and Mosul districts.
12 septemberHungarian-American physicist Leó Szilárd conceived of theidea of the nuclear chain reaction while waiting for a traffic light inBloomsbury, London.
13 septemberElizabeth McCombs became the first woman elected to theParliament of New Zealand.
21 septemberSalvador Lutteroth ran the first Empresa Mexicana de la LuchaLibre event in Mexico City, the world's oldest continuously operatingprofessional wrestling promotion.
26 septemberAs gangster Machine Gun Kelly surrendered to the FBI, hesupposedly shouted out, 'Don't shoot, G-Men ('government men')!', whichbecame a nickname for FBI agents.
07 octoberFive French airline companies merged to form Air France.
10 octoberIn the first proven act of air sabotage in the history ofcommercial aviation, a United Airlines Boeing 247 exploded in mid-airnear Chesterton, Indiana, US, killing all seven people aboard.
17 octoberDr. Albert Einstein and his wife flee to Princeton, New Jersey from Nazi Germany, where he intends to carry on with his scientific work at the Institute of Advanced Study.
28 octoberAs the population affected by poverty owing to redundancy rises, a resultant increase in disease is also observed with TB, Diphtheria, scarlet fever etc. all on the rise.
29 octoberAs the population affected by poverty owing to redundancy rises, a resultant increase in disease is also observed with TB, Diphtheria, scarlet fever etc. all on the rise.
05 decemberProhibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States Officially ended when the Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S.Constitution was ratified, repealing the Eighteenth Amendment.
02 MayIn Germany, Hitler banned trade unions. From 1933 to 1945, Hitler was the ruler of Germany.
22 MayWorld Trade Day was celebrated for the first time.


Famous birthdays in the year 1933:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 SeptemberMarshall Lytle / Writer / United States of America
03 AprilRod Funseth / Golfer / United States of America
03 OctoberNeale Fraser / Tennis Player / Australia
05 JuneBata Živojinović / Politician / Serbia
06 DecemberHenryk Górecki / Academic / Poland
06 January Emil Steinberger / Actor / Switzerland
06 January Ian McColl / Surgeon / United Kingdom
06 January Fred L. Turner / Business Man / United States of America
09 January Robert García / Politician / United States of America
10 SeptemberYevgeny Khrunov / Colonel / Russia
11 NovemberPeter B. Lewis / Business Man / United States of America
11 JuneMartti Soosaar / Author / Estonia
13 February Kim Novak / Actress / United States of America
14 March Quincy Jones / Writer / United States of America
15 AprilJim Towers / Footballer / United Kingdom
17 JuneChristian Ferras / Violinist / France
20 JuneDanny Aiello / Actor / United States of America
21 NovemberHenry Hartsfield / Pilot / United States of America
22 SeptemberCarmelo Simeone / Footballer / Italy
24 AugustPrince Rupert Loewenstein / Banker / Spain

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1933:

YearName / Profession / Country
01 JulyAbdul Hameed / Soldier / India
18 MayHaradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda / Politician / India
02 AprilJayaben Desai / Politician / India
19 SeptemberSunith Francis Rodrigues / Soldier / India
08 MayJaneshwar Mishra / Politician / India
06 AugustA. G. Kripal Singh / Cricketer / India
26 OctoberSarekoppa Bangarappa / Politician / India
06 AprilP.K. Nair / Author / India
04 AprilBapu Nadkarni / Cricketer / India
08 SeptemberAsha Bhosle / Singer / India
15 JulyM. T. Vasudevan Nair / Author / India
26 JanuaryAnil Ganguly / Director / India
11 MarchC. K. Jaffer Sharief / Politician / India
18 FebruaryNimmi / Actress / India
10 OctoberMadan Mohan Punchhi / Lawyer / India
18 JanuaryJagdish Sharan Verma / Lawyer / India
03 NovemberAmartya Sen / Academic / India
03 NovemberAmartya Sen / Economist / India
26 MarchAcharya Kuber Nath Rai / Writer / India
18 MayH. D. Deve Gowda / Politician / India
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