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1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1933rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 933rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 33rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1930s decade.
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- 3 Deaths
- 4 Nobel Prizes
- 5 References
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- January 5 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
- January 11 – Sir Charles Kingsford Smith makes the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand.
- January 15 – Political violence causes almost 100 deaths in Spain.
- January 17 – The United States Congress votes favorably for Philippines independence, against the view of U.S. President Herbert Hoover.
- January 23 – The Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, changing Inauguration Day from March 4 to January 20 starting in 1937.
- January 28 – Pakistan Declaration: Choudhry Rahmat Ali publishes (in Cambridge, England) a pamphlet entitled Now or Never; Are We to Live or Perish Forever? in which he calls for the creation of a Muslim state in northwest India that he calls "Pakstan" which is influential on the Pakistan Movement.
- January 30
- January – The London Underground diagram designed by Harry Beck is introduced to the public.
- February 1 – Adolf Hitler gives his "Proclamation to the German People" in Berlin.
- February 2 – 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.
- February 3 – Adolf Hitler gives a secret speech to his military leaders outlining his plans to rearm Germany in defiance of the Treaty of Versailles and to adopt a policy of Lebensraum in eastern Europe.
- February 5 – A mutiny starts on the Royal Netherlands Navy coastal defence ship De Zeven Provinciën in the Dutch East Indies. After 6 days, it is bombed by a Dutch aircraft, killing 23 men, and the remaining mutineers surrender.
- February 6 – The Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution goes into effect.
- February 6–7 – Officers on the USS Ramapo record a 34-meter high sea-wave in the Pacific Ocean.
- February 9 – The King and Country debate: The Oxford Union student debating society in England passes a resolution stating, "That this House will in no circumstances fight for its King and country."
- February 10 – The New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduces the first singing telegram.
- February 15 – In Miami, Giuseppe Zangara attempts to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, but instead fatally wounds the Mayor of Chicago, Anton Cermak.
- February 17
- Newsweek magazine is published for the first time in the United States.
- The Blaine Act passes the United States Senate, submitting the proposed Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. The amendment is ratified on December 5, ending prohibition in the United States.
- February 27 – Reichstag fire: Germany's parliament building in Berlin, the Reichstag building, is set on fire under controversial circumstances.
- February 28 – The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in response to the Reichstag fire, nullifying many German civil liberties.
- March 2 – The original film version of King Kong, starring Fay Wray, premieres at Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy Theatre in New York City.
- March 3
- March 4
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) is sworn in as the 32nd President of the United States, who in reference to the Great Depression, proclaims "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself" in his inauguration speech. It is the last time Inauguration Day in the United States occurs on March 4.
- Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, and the first female member of the United States Cabinet.
- The Parliament of Austria is suspended because of a quibble over procedure; Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss initiates authoritarian rule by decree (see Austrofascism).
- March 5
- March 6 – Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago dies of the wound he received on February 15.
- March 7 – the real-estate trading board game Monopoly is invented.
- March 9 – Great Depression: The United States Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation.
- March 10 – The 6.4 Mw Long Beach earthquake shakes Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing 115 people.
- March 12 – Great Depression: Franklin Delano Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States, in the first of his "Fireside chats".
- March 15
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises from 53.84 to 62.10. The day's gain of 15.34%, achieved during the depths of the Great Depression, remains to date as the largest 1-day percentage gain for the index.
- Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the Austrofascist dictatorship.
- March 20
- March 22 – President Franklin Roosevelt signs an amendment to the Volstead Act known as the Cullen–Harrison Act, allowing the manufacture and sale of "3.2 beer" (3.2% alcohol by weight, approximately 4% alcohol by volume) and light wines.
- March 23 – The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
- March 24 – Jewish protesters in New York City call for a boycott of German goods in response to the persecution of German Jews by the Nazis.
- March 27 – Japan announces to leave the League of Nations (due to a cancelation period of exactly two years, the egression becomes effective March 27, 1935)
- March 31 – The Civilian Conservation Corps is established with the mission of relieving rampant unemployment in the United States.
- April 1 – The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany.
- April 2 – In a cricket test match against New Zealand, English batsman Wally Hammond scores a record 336 runs.
- April 3
- April 4 – The American airship Akron crashes off the coast of New Jersey, killing 73 of its 76 crewmen. It is the worst aviation accident in history up to this date and until 1950.
- April 5
- The International Court of Justice in The Hague decides that Greenland belongs to Denmark and condemns Norwegian landings on eastern Greenland. Norway submits to the decision.
- President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.
- April 7
- Sale of some beer is legalized in the United States under the Cullen-Harrison Act of March 22, eight months before the full repeal of Prohibition in December.
- The Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service is passed in Germany, the first law of the new regime directed against Jews (as well as political opponents).
- April 11 – 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).
- April 13 – The Children and Young Persons Act is passed in the United Kingdom.
- April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
- April 21 – Nazi Germany outlaws the kosher ritual shechita.
- April 24
- Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany begins with seizure of the Bible Students' office in Magdeburg.
- Jewish physicians in Nazi Germany are excluded from official insurance schemes, forcing many to give up their practices.
- April 26
- April 27
- May 2
- May 3
- May 5 – 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 8 – Mohandas Gandhi begins a 3-week hunger strike because of the mistreatment of the lower castes.
- May 10
- May 12 – Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted in the USA.
- May 17 – Vidkun Quisling and Johan Bernhard Hjort form The Nasjonal Samling (the National-Socialist Party) of Norway.
- May 18 – New Deal: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
- May 26 – The Nazi Party in Germany introduces a law to legalize eugenic sterilization.
- May 27
- June 5 – The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
- June 6 – The first drive-in movie theater opens in Pennsauken Township, near Camden, New Jersey.
- June 12 – The London Economic Conference is held.
- June 17 – Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, Pretty Boy Floyd kills an FBI agent, 3 local police, and the person they intended to rescue, captured bank robber Frank Nash.
- June 21 – All non-Nazi parties are forbidden in Germany.
- June 25 – Wilmersdorfer Tennishallen delegates convene in Berlin to protest against the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany.
- June 26 – The American Totalisator Company unveils its first electronic pari-mutuel betting machine at the Arlington Park race track near Chicago.
- July 1 – The London Passenger Transport Board is founded.
- July 4 – Gandhi is sentenced to prison in India.
- July 6 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played at Comiskey Park in Chicago.
- July 8 – The first rugby union test match is played between the Wallabies of Australia and the Springboks of South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town.
- July 14 – In Nazi Germany:
- Formation of new political parties is forbidden.
- The Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring is enacted, allowing compulsory sterilization of citizens suffering from a list of alleged genetic disorders.
- July 15
- July 20 – Reichskonkordat: Vatican state secretary Eugenio Pacelli (later Pope Pius XII) signs an accord with Germany.
- July 22
- Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world, landing at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, after traveling eastabout 15,596 mi (25,099 km) in 7 days 18 hours 45 minutes.
- "Machine Gun Kelly" and Albert Bates kidnap Charles Urschel, an Oklahoma oilman, and demand $200,000 ransom.
- July 24 – Several members of the Barrow Gang are injured or captured during a running battle with local police near Dexter, Iowa.
- August 1 – The Blue Eagle emblem of the National Recovery Administration is displayed publicly for the first time.
- August 2 – Opening of the Stalin White Sea–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.
- August 7 – Simele massacre: More than 3,000 Assyrian Iraqis are killed by Iraq government troops.
- August 12 – Winston Churchill makes his first speech publicly warning of the dangers of German rearmament.
- August 14 – Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, after destroying 240,000 acres (970 km2).
- August 25 – The Diexi earthquake shakes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
- August 30 – German Jewish philosopher Theodor Lessing is assassinated in Marienbad (Mariánské Lázně), Czechoslovakia, dying the following day.
- September 12
- September 26 – A hurricane destroys the town of Tampico, Mexico.
- October 1 – A failed assassination attempt against Engelbert Dollfuss, leader of the Fatherland's Front in Austria, seriously injures him.
- October 7 – Air France is formed by the merger of five French airline companies, beginning operations with 250 planes.
- October 10 – 1933 United Airlines Boeing 247 mid-air explosion: A bomb destroys a United Airlines Boeing 247 on a transcontinental flight in mid-air near Chesterton, Indiana, killing all 7 on board, in the first proven case of sabotage in civil aviation, although no suspect is ever identified.
- October 12 – The United States Army Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz is acquired by the United States Department of Justice, which plans to incorporate the island into its Federal Bureau of Prisons as a federal penitentiary.
- October 13 – The British Interplanetary Society is founded.
- October 14 – Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations and the World Disarmament Conference, after the U.S., the U.K. and France deny its request to increase its defense armaments under the Versailles Treaty.
- October 14-16 – The new constitution of Estonia is approved only on the third consecutive referendum.
- October 17 – Scientist Albert Einstein arrives in the United States where he settles permanently as a refugee from Nazi Germany and takes up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.
- November 5 – Spanish Basque people vote for autonomy.
- November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.
- November 11 – Dust Bowl: In South Dakota, a very strong dust storm, ("the great black blizzard"), strips topsoil from desiccated farmlands (one of a series of disastrous dust storms that year).
- November 16 – The United States and the Soviet Union establish formal diplomatic relations.
- November 17 – The Marx Brothers' anarchic comedy film Duck Soup is released in the U.S.
- November 19 – Second Spanish Republic: General elections result in victory by the right-wing parties.
- November 22 – The Fujian People's Government is declared in Fujian Province, China.
- December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
- December 6 - U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene.
- December 15 – The US 21st Amendment officially goes into effect, alcohol becomes legal in the US.
- December 21
- December 24 – A train crash in Lagny, France kills over 200.
- December 26
- December 29 – Members of the Iron Guard assassinate Ion Gheorghe Duca, prime minister of Romania.
- The United States Federal Government outlaws cannabis.
- A coup attempt against Franklin Delano Roosevelt fails in the United States (see Smedley Butler).
- US President Roosevelt rejects socialism and government ownership of industry.
- Nazi Germany forms the Expert Committee on Questions of Population and Racial Policy under Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick.
- The Holodomor genocide takes place in Ukraine. The average life expectancy for a Ukrainian male born in 1933 was 7.3 years.
- The first doughnut store under the Krispy Kreme name opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Jimmie Angel becomes the first foreigner to see the Angel Falls, Venezuela (they are named after him).
- The Adélaïde Concerto, a spurious work attributed to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is published as "edited" (actually composed) by Marius Casadesus.
- 15 million unemployed in the USA.
- Five coalition cabinets form and fall in France.
- Turkey concludes a treaty with the creditors of the former Ottoman Empire to schedule the payments in Paris. (Turkey succeeds in clearing all the debt in less than twenty years.)
- The first dated ISCF group is started in Australia at North Sydney Boys High School, with the group still running today.
- English cricket team in Australia in 1932–33: The England cricket team wins The Ashes using the controversial bodyline tactic.
- The Mexican Indian Wars end after 414 years.
- January 1 – Joe Orton, British playwright (d. 1967)
- January 2
- January 6
- January 7 – Nicette Bruno, Brazilian actress
- January 8
- January 9
- January 13 – Shahnon Ahmad, Malaysian writer and politician (d. 2017)
- January 14 – Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
- January 16 – Susan Sontag, American author (d. 2004)
- January 17
- January 18 – John Boorman, English film director
- January 21 – Habib Thiam, Senegal politician (d. 2017)
- January 23
- January 24 – Bob Beattie, American skiing coach (d. 2018)
- January 25 – Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)
- January 27 -- Ary Fontoura, Brazilian actor, writer, director, poet and TV-presenter
- February 2
- February 3 – Polde Bibič, Slovenian film and stage actor and memoir writer (d. 2012)
- February 5 – Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, Nicaraguan diplomat, politician and priest (d. 2017)
- February 6 – Leslie Crowther, British TV comedian & game show host (d. 1996)
- February 7 – John Anderton, English footballer
- February 8 – Elly Ameling, Dutch soprano
- February 12 – Costa-Gavras, Greek-born director and writer
- February 13
- February 14 – Madhubala, Indian actress (d. 1969)
- February 17
- February 18
- February 21 – Nina Simone, American singer (d. 2003)
- February 22 – Katharine, Duchess of Kent
- February 23 – Donna J. Stone, American poet and philanthropist (d. 1994)
- February 26 – Lubomyr Husar, Ukrainian Catholic bishop (d. 2017)
- February 27 – Raymond Berry, American football player
- February 28 – Miro Steržaj, Slovenian bowler and businessman
- March 3 – Lee Radziwill, American socialite, sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
- March 4 – Sulaiman Daud, Malaysian politician (d. 2010)
- March 5 – Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (d. 2018)
- March 6
- March 7 – Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
- March 10 – Elizabeth Azcona Cranwell, Argentine poet and translator (d. 2004)
- March 12
- March 13
- March 14
- March 15 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
- March 16 – Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
- March 19 – Philip Roth, American author (d. 2018)
- March 22 – Abolhassan Banisadr, first President of Iran
- March 23 – Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist and professor emeritus at Stanford University
- March 27 – Lê Văn Hưng, South Vietnam army generals (d. 1975)
- April 1 – Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
- April 3 – Renae Youngberg. American professional baseball player (d. 2015)
- April 5
- April 6
- April 7 – Wayne Rogers, American actor (d. 2015)
- April 9
- April 12
- April 14
- April 15
- April 16 – Dame Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster
- April 18 – Michael Bradshaw, British actor (d. 2001)
- April 19 – Jayne Mansfield, American actress (d. 1967)
- April 24
- April 25
- April 26
- April 29
- April 30
- May 3
- May 4 – J. Fred Duckett, Texan Sports announcer and teacher (d. 2007)
- May 5 – Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, two-time Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 2016)
- May 7
- May 9 – Jessica Steele, English romance novelist
- May 10 – Barbara Taylor Bradford, English writer
- May 11
- May 14 – Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
- May 15 – Carol Habben, American baseball player (d. 1997)
- May 20 - Dan Budnik, American photographer
- May 21 – Maurice André, French trumpeter (d. 2012)
- May 22 – Chen Jingrun, Chinese mathematician (d. 1996)
- May 23
- May 25 – Ray Spencer, English footballer (d. 2016)
- May 26 – Edward Whittemore, American writer and CIA agent (d. 1995)
- May 27 – Michael Crouch, Australian investor and water boiler manufacturer (d. 2018)
- May 29 – Helmuth Rilling, German conductor
- June 1
- June 3 – Celso Torrelio, 69th President of Bolivia (d. 1999)
- June 6 – Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
- June 8 – Joan Rivers, American comedic actress, comedian (d. 2014)
- June 10 – F. Lee Bailey, American former criminal defense attorney
- June 11
- June 13 – Sven-Olov Sjödelius, Swedish sprint canoeist (d. 2018)
- June 14 – Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach
- June 15 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President of Iran and 47th Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1981)
- June 17
- June 18 – Colin Brumby, Australian composer and conductor (d. 2018)
- June 19 – Viktor Patsayev, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1971)
- June 20 – Danny Aiello, American actor
- June 21
- June 22 – Dianne Feinstein, American policitian and former mayor of San Francisco
- June 23
- June 24
- June 25
- June 26
- June 27
- June 28
- June 29
- June 30
- July 1
- July 2 – Kenny Wharram, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2017)
- July 3
- July 4
- July 5
- July 6
- July 7
- July 8 – Bucky Bockhorn, American basketball player
- July 9
- July 11
- July 14
- July 15
- July 16
- July 17 – Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici, 9th Prime Minister of Malta
- July 18
- July 19 – Michel Lévêque, French diplomat and politician
- July 20
- July 21
- July 22 – Bertice Reading, American actress and singer (d. 1991)
- July 23 – Bert Convy, American game show host, actor and singer (d. 1991)
- July 24
- July 26 – Kathryn Hays, American television and soap opera actress
- July 27
- July 28 – Charlie Hodge, Canadian former ice hockey goaltender (d. 2016)
- July 29
- July 30 – Edd Byrnes, American actor and singer
- August 1
- August 2 – Tom Bell, English actor (d. 2006)
- August 3 – Vera Katz, American politician (d. 2017)
- August 7
- August 8 – Joe Tex, African-American soul singer (d. 1982)
- August 10
- August 11 – Jerry Falwell, American evangelist and conservative political activist (d. 2007)
- August 14 – Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- August 16
- August 17 – Gene Kranz, American NASA Flight Director
- August 18 – Roman Polanski, Polish film director
- August 19
- August 20 – George J. Mitchell, United States Senator
- August 21
- August 23 – Robert Curl, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- August 24 – Ham Richardson, American tennis player (d. 2006)
- August 25 – Tom Skerritt, American actor
- August 26 – Robert Chartoff, American film producer (d. 2015)
- August 28 – Jean Weaver, American female professional baseball player (d. 2008)
- August 29 – Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
- September 1
- September 2
- September 9 – Michael Novak, American philosopher and author (d. 2017)
- September 10
- September 11 – William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002)
- September 12 – Felix Reilly, Scottish footballer (d. 2018)
- September 13
- September 14 – Hillevi Rombin, Swedish athlete and model, Miss Universe 1955 (d. 1996)
- September 15
- September 17 – Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
- September 18
- September 19 – David McCallum, Scottish actor
- September 20 – Dennis Viollet, English footballer (d. 1999)
- September 21 – Dick Simon, American racing driver
- September 24
- September 25 – Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
- September 27
- September 29 – Samora Machel, President of Mozambique (d. 1986)
- September 30
- October 2 – John Gurdon, British developmental biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- October 3 – Abdon Pamich, Italian Olympic athlete
- October 9
- October 10 – Jay Sebring, American hair stylist (d. 1969)
- October 12 – Clayton Jacobson II, American inventor of the Jet Ski
- October 17 – Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun, known as "The Singing Nun" (d. 1985)
- October 19 – Dom Geraldo Majella, Brazilian Roman Catholic Cardinal
- October 23 – Lois Youngen, American professional baseball player
- October 24
- October 29 – Sydney Ball, Australian abstract painter (d. 2017)
- October 31 – Zoran Lakić, Montenegrin historian
- November 1
- November 3
- November 4 – Charles K. Kao, Chinese-Shanghainese electrical engineer and physicist
- November 6
- November 9
- November 10 – Don Clarke, Rugby football player of New Zealand (d. 2002)
- November 11
- November 14 – Fred Haise, American astronaut who flew in Apollo 13
- November 15 – Jack Burns, American actor
- November 19 – Larry King, American talk show host
- November 21
- November 23 – Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer
- November 25 – Kathryn Grant, American actress
- November 26
- November 28
- November 29
- December 1
- December 2 – Mike Larrabee, American Olympic athlete (d. 2003)
- December 3 – Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- December 4 – Wink Martindale, American game show host and disc jockey
- December 6 – Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (d. 2010)
- December 9 – Orville Moody, American golfer (d. 2008)
- December 10 – Mako, Japanese-born actor (d. 2006)
- December 11 – Charlie Bryan, American labor leader (d. 2013)
- December 13 – Lou Adler, American record producer and film producer
- December 14
- December 15 – Tim Conway, American actor and comedian
- December 17
- December 20 – Jean Carnahan, American politician
- December 22 – Abel Pacheco, 44th President of Costa Rica
- December 23 – Akihito, Emperor of Japan
- December 25 – Phan Văn Khải, 5th Prime Minister of Vietnam (d. 2018)
- December 26
- January 3
- January 5
- January 7 – Bert Hinkler, Australian pioneer aviator (b. 1892)
- January 9 -- Kate Gleason, American engineer (b. 1865)
- January 10 – Roberto Mantovani, Italian geologist (b. 1854)
- January 17 – Louis Comfort Tiffany, stained glass artist and jewelry designer, son of Charles Lewis Tiffany
- January 25 – Lewis J. Selznick, American film producer (b. 1870)
- January 29
- January 31 – John Galsworthy, British writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
- February 5
- February 12
- February 14 – Carl Correns, German botanist and geneticist (b. 1864)
- February 15 – Pat Sullivan, Australian-born director and producer of animated films (b. 1885)
- February 18 – James J. Corbett, American boxer (b. 1866)
- February 26
- February 27 – Walter Hiers, American actor (b. 1893)
- March 1 – Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)
- March 6 – Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago (assassinated) (b. 1873)
- March 10 – Ahmed Sharif as-Senussi, Chief of the Senussi order in Libya (b. 1873)
- March 13
- March 14
- March 15 – Gustavo Jiménez, Interim President of Peru (b. 1886)
- March 18 – Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italian mountaineer, explorer, and admiral (b. 1873)
- March 20 – Giuseppe Zangara, attempted assassin of Franklin D. Roosevelt (b. 1900)
- March 26 – Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)
- March 30 – Dan O'Connor, Canadian prospector (b. 1864)
- April 4 – William A. Moffett, U.S. admiral (crash of airship USS Akron (ZRS-4)) (b. 1869)
- April 7 -- Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria (d. 1860)
- April 17 – Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (b. 1876)
- April 20 -- William Courtenay, Canadian actor and director (b. 1875)
- April 22
- April 23 – Tim Keefe, American baseball player and MLB Hall of Famer (b. 1857)
- April 30 – Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro, 77th Prime Minister of Peru and 48th President of Peru (b. 1889)
- May 2 – Leonard Huxley, British writer (b. 1860)
- May 3 – Frederick Kerr, English actor (b. 1858)
- May 6 – Li Ching-Yuen, Chinese herbalist, martial artist, tactical advisor.
- May 13 – Ernest Torrence, British actor (b. 1878)
- May 16 – John Henry Mackay, German writer (b. 1864)
- May 19 – Thomas J. O'Brien, American politician and diplomat (b. 1842)
- May 24
- May 26 – Jimmie Rodgers, American country singer (b. 1897)
- June 2 – Frank Jarvis, American athlete (b. 1878)
- June 15 -- Hildegard Burjan, German Roman Catholic nun and blessed (b. 1883)
- June 25
- June 29 – Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, comedian, film director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)
- July 3
- July 11 -- Edward Dillon, American actor and director (b. 1879)
- July 15
- July 18 -- Charles Prince, French actor (b. 1872)
- July 27 – Nobuyoshi Mutō, Japanese field marshal and ambassador (b. 1868)
- August 1 – Sulejman Delvina, Albanian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Albania (b. 1884)
- August 13 – Hasan Prishtina, Albanian politician, 8th Prime Minister of Albania (b. 1873)
- August 18 – James Williamson, British film director (b. 1855)
- August 22 – Alexandros Kontoulis, Greek general (b. 1858)
- August 23
- August 30 – Kustaa Ahmala, Finnish politician (b. 1867)
- September 2 – Francesco de Pinedo, Italian aviator (b. 1890)
- September 7
- September 8 – King Faisal I of Iraq (b. 1885)
- September 10 – Giuseppe Campari, Italian opera singer and Grand Prix driver (b. 1892)
- September 17
- September 20 – Annie Besant, British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator (b. 1847)
- September 24 – Dorothea Baird, British actress (b. 1875)
- September 25
- September 26 – William Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick, British-born flying ace (b. 1896)
- September 28 – G. R. S. Mead, British writer (b. 1863)
- October 5 – Renée Adorée, French actress (b. 1898)
- October 12 – John Lister, British politician (b. 1847)
- October 16 – Ismael Montes, Bolivian general and political figure, 26th President of Bolivia (b. 1861)
- October 18 - Christine Murrell, English medical doctor, first female member of the British Medical Association's Central Council (b. 1874)
- October 29
- November 3 – Émile Roux, French physician (b. 1853)
- November 5 – Texas Guinan, American actress, producer and entrepreneur (b. 1884)
- November 6 – Andrey Lyapchev, 22nd Prime Minister of Bulgaria (b. 1866)
- November 8
- November 16 – Kyrillos III of Cyprus, archbishop of the Cypriot Orthodox Church (b. 1859)
- November 18 -- Francisco Javier Gaxiola, Mexican diplomat, lawyer and politician (b. 1870)
- November 21 -- Inez Clough, American actress (b. 1873)
- November 23 – Francois Albert, French journalist (b. 1874)
- November 30 – Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
- December 2 – Clarence Burton, American actor (b. 1882)
- December 4 – Stefan George, German poet (b. 1868)
- December 6 – Auguste Chapuis, French composer (b. 1858)
- December 8
- December 10 – János Hadik, 19th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1863)
- December 16 – Robert W. Chambers, American writer (b. 1865)
- December 17
- December 19
- December 24 – Prince Aribert of Anhalt
- December 25 – Francesc Macià, President of the Generalitat (autonomous government of Catalonia) (b. 1859)
- December 26
- December 29 – Ion G. Duca, 35th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1879)
- Physics – Erwin Schrödinger, and Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
- Chemistry – not awarded
- Physiology or Medicine – Thomas Hunt Morgan
- Literature – Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin
- Peace – Sir Norman Angell (Ralph Lane)
- Garland, Ken (1994). Mr Beck's Underground Map. Harrow Weald: Capital Transport. ISBN 1-85414-168-6.
- Hoffmann, Peter (1988). German resistance to Hitler. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. pp. 15–16.
- Ceadel, Martin (1979). "The King and Country Debate, 1933: Student Politics, Pacifism and the Dictators". The Historical Journal. 22 (2): 397–422. doi:10.1017/s0018246x00016885.
- "Roosevelt Authorizes Beer Sale By Signing Bill For 3.2 Brew", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 23, 1933, p.1.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 510–512. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Limberg, Margarete; Rübsaat, Hubert (2006). Germans No More: Accounts of Jewish Everyday Life, 1933–1938. Berghahn Books. pp. 17–8.
- 48 Stat. 112.
- Coming into force January 1934. Black, Edwin (2001). IBM and the Holocaust. Crown / Random House. p. 93.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 376–377. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Vallin, Jacques; Meslé, France; Adamets, Serguei; Pyrozhkov, Serhii (2002). "A New Estimate of Ukrainian Population Losses during the Crises of the 1930s and 1940s" (PDF). Population Studies. 56 (3): 249–264. doi:10.1080/00324720215934. PMID 12553326.
- "First Krispy Kreme doughnut shop found home in Nashville". The Tennessean.
- "Vale Colin Brumby (18/06/1933 - 3/01/2018)". abc.net.au/classic/features/vale-colin-brumby/9301580. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
- The 1930s Timeline: 1933 – from American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia