1933 in Michigan

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Events from the year 1933 in Michigan.

Office holders[edit]

State office holders[edit]

Mayors of major cities[edit]

Federal office holders[edit]

Population[edit]

In the 1930 United States Census, Michigan was recorded as having a population of 4,842,325, ranking as the seventh most populous state in the country. By 1940, Michigan's population had increased by 8.5% to 5,256,106.

Cities[edit]

The following is a list of cities in Michigan with a population of at least 20,000 based on 1930 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1920 and 1940 is included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases. Cities that are part of the Detroit metropolitan area are shaded in tan.

1930
Rank
City County 1920 Pop. 1930 Pop. 1940 Pop. Change 1930-40
1 Detroit Wayne 993,678 1,568,662 1,623,452 3.5%
2 Grand Rapids Kent 137,634 168,592 164,292 −2.6%
3 Flint Genesee 91,599 156,492 151,543 −3.2%
4 Saginaw Saginaw 61,903 80,715 82,794 2.6%
5 Lansing Ingham 57,327 78,397 78,753 0.5%
6 Pontiac Oakland 34,273 64,928 66,626 2.6%
7 Hamtramck Wayne 48,615 56,268 49,839 −11.4%
8 Jackson Jackson 48,374 55,187 49,656 −10.0%
9 Kalamazoo Kalamazoo 48,487 54,786 54,097 −1.3%
10 Highland Park Wayne 46,499 52,959 50,810 −4.1%
11 Dearborn Wayne 2,470 50,358 63,589 26.3%
12 Bay City Bay 47,554 47,355 47,956 1.3%
13 Battle Creek Calhoun 36,164 45,573 43,453 −4.7%
14 Muskegon Muskegon 36,570 41,390 47,697 15.2%
15 Port Huron St. Clair 25,944 31,361 32,759 4.5%
16 Wyandotte Wayne 13,851 28,368 30,618 7.9%
17 Ann Arbor Washtenaw 19,516 26,944 29,815 10.7%
18 Royal Oak Oakland 6,007 22,904 25,087 9.5%
19 Ferndale Oakland 2,640 20,855 22,523 8.0%

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Counties[edit]

The following is a list of counties in Michigan with populations of at least 50,000 based on 1930 U.S. Census data. Historic census data from 1920 and 1940 are included to reflect trends in population increases or decreases.

1930
Rank
County Largest city 1920 Pop. 1930 Pop. 1940 Pop. Change 1930-40
1 Wayne Detroit 1,177,645 1,888,946 2,015,623 6.7%
2 Kent Grand Rapids 183,041 240,511 246,338 2.4%
3 Genesee Flint 125,668 211,641 227,944 7.7%
4 Oakland Pontiac 90,050 211,251 254,068 20.3%
5 Saginaw Saginaw 100,286 120,717 130,468 8.1%
6 Ingham Lansing 81,554 116,587 130,616 12.0%
7 Jackson Jackson 72,539 92,304 93,108 0.9%
8 Kalamazoo Kalamazoo 71,225 91,368 100,085 9.5%
9 Calhoun Battle Creek 72,918 87,043 94,206 8.2%
10 Muskegon Muskegon 62,362 84,630 94,501 11.7%
11 Berrien Benton Harbor 62,653 81,066 89,117 9.9%
12 Macomb Warren 38,103 77,146 107,638 39.5%
13 Bay Bay City 69,548 69,474 74,981 7.9%
14 St. Clair Port Huron 58,009 67,563 76,222 12.8%
15 Washtenaw Ann Arbor 49,520 65,530 80,810 23.3%
16 Ottawa Holland 47,660 54,858 59,660 8.8%
17 Houghton Houghton 71,930 52,851 47,631 −9.9%
18 Monroe Monroe 37,115 52,485 58,620 11.7%
19 Lenawee Adrian 47,767 49,849 53,110 6.5%

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Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

American football[edit]

1933 Michigan football team

Basketball[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Other[edit]

Chronology of events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 13 - Auto workers go on strike.
  • February 14 - Gov. William Comstock orders the closure of all banks in Michigan to prevent a run on the banks.

March[edit]

  • March 13 - Diego Rivera completes the Detroit Industry Murals.

April[edit]

  • April 10 - Michigan became the first state to ratify the repeal of Prohibition. The members of Michigan's constitutional convention voted 99 to 1 in favor of repeal.[21]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 24 - The Italian Hall disaster resulted in 73 deaths in a stampede after someone falsely shouted "fire" at a crowded Christmas party.

Births[edit]

Gallery of 1933 births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • June 12 - Horace Rackham, one of the original stockholders in the Ford Motor Company and a noted philanthropist, at age 74 in Detroit[22]
  • October 7 - Jo Labadie, labor organizer, anarchist, Greenbacker, social activist, publisher, and poet, at age 83 in Detroit[23]

Gallery of 1933 deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Volume 1 Population. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1930. pp. 512–514.
  2. ^ Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Volume 1 Population. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1930. pp. 515–516.
  3. ^ "1933 Detroit Tigers Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 68. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  5. ^ 2012 Record Book, p. 13.
  6. ^ "1933 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "1933 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "1933 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 109. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 162, 170. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Wayne State University. pp. 111, 114. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  13. ^ "1932-33 Western Michigan Broncos Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  14. ^ "1932-33 Detroit Mercy Titans Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  15. ^ "1932-33 Michigan State Spartans Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  16. ^ "1932-33 Michigan Wolverines Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  17. ^ "2015-16 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Wayne State University. p. 48. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  18. ^ "1932-33 Detroit Red Wings Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  19. ^ "Michigan Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  20. ^ "Michigan Tech Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  21. ^ "Michigan First State To Ratify Dry Law Repeal". Chicago Tribune. April 11, 1933. p. 6.
  22. ^ "H. H. Rackham, Who Backed Henry Ford, Is Dead at 74". Detroit Free Press. June 14, 1933. pp. 1–2 – via Newspapers.com.
  23. ^ "Indian Idealist Is Dead at 83". Detroit Free Press. October 8, 1933. pp. 2–7 – via Newspapers.com.