< MCMXXXIII = 1933 >
Events in 1933
|9 January:|| ||“Down and Out in Paris and London” is published, the first major work by English author George Orwell.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|15 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|26 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.|
|28 January:|| ||In Cambridge, Punjab-born Rehmat Ali publishes the pamphlet “Now or Never” about a Muslim nation in India, coining the name of Pakstan by combining letters from Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Sindh and Balochistan.|
|30 January:|| ||Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany during a brief and simple ceremony at President Hindenburg's office.|
|27 February:|| ||A fire blazes through the Reichstag building in Berlin, after which the Nazi's push through an emergency law disempowering parliament and outlawing all opposition.|
|2 March:|| ||The first “King Kong” movie premieres in New York.|
|4 March:|| ||Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32th president of the United States.|
|23 March:|| ||American president Franklin Roosevelt signs a law effective 7 April to end the unpopular experiment with the prohibition of alcohol, saying “I think this would be a good time for a beer”.|
|24 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|8 April:|| ||Herbert von Karajan joins the Nazi Party in his hometown of Salzburg two months after Hitler assumed power in Germany.|
|10 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|11 April:|| ||A ship arrives in Hoboken, New Jersey with a hundred gallons of beer from Dutch brewer Heineken, the first legal alcohol on American soil after thirteen years of Prohibition.|
|16 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|29 May:|| ||A year after oil is found in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia grants an oil concession to the California Arabian Standard Oil Company.|
|4 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|12 Augustus:|| ||Hungarian scientist Leó Szilárd conceives the idea of a nuclear chain reaction.|
|25 September:|| ||After seven years of digging and drenching the Afsluitdijk or Enclosure Dam in the Netherlands is officially opened to prevent a repeat of the 1916 flood.|
|30 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|7 October:|| ||Air France is formed by the merger of five French airlines.|
|3 November:|| ||John Barry, English composer of James Bond film score fame, is born in York.|
|5 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1352 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1933
American businessman Hugh Johnson, architect of the New Deal, Time Man of the Year.Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Willem Kloos, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev and Elizabeth Taylor celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1933 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1837, 1843, 1854, 1865, 1871, 1882, 1893, 1899, 1905, 1911 and 1922 in the century before it and 1939, 1950, 1961, 1967, 1978, 1989, 1995, 2006, 2017 and 2023 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1933 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 April 2017.