1933 in Michigan
|1933 in Michigan|
|History of Michigan|
Events from the year 1933 in Michigan.
- 1 Office holders
- 2 Population
- 3 Sports
- 4 Chronology of events
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
State office holders
- Governor of Michigan: William Comstock (Democrat)
- Lieutenant Governor of Michigan: Allen E. Stebbins (Democrat)
- Michigan Attorney General: Patrick H. O'Brien
- Michigan Secretary of State: Frank D. Fitzgerald
- Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives: Martin R. Bradley
- Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court:
Mayors of major cities
- Mayor of Detroit: Frank Murphy (Democrat)/Frank Couzens (Republican)
- Mayor of Grand Rapids: John D. Karel
- Mayor of Flint: William H. McKeighan/Ray A. Brownell
- Mayor of Lansing: Max A. Templeton
- Mayor of Ann Arbor: H. Wirt Newkirk/Robert A. Campbell
Federal office holders
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: James J. Couzens (Republican)
- U.S. Senator from Michigan: Arthur Vandenberg (Republican)
- House District 1: Robert H. Clancy (Democrat)/George G. Sadowski (Democrat)
- House District 2: Earl C. Michener (Republican)/John C. Lehr (Democrat)
- House District 3: Joseph L. Hooper (Republican)
- House District 4: John C. Ketcham (Republican)/George Ernest Foulkes (Democrat)
- House District 5: Carl E. Mapes (Republican)
- House District 6: Seymour H. Person (Republican)/Claude E. Cady (Democrat)
- House District 7: Jesse P. Wolcott (Republican)
- House District 8: Michael J. Hart (Democrat)
- House District 9: James C. McLaughlin (Republican)/Harry W. Musselwhite (Democrat)
- House District 10: Roy O. Woodruff (Republican)
- House District 11: Frank P. Bohn (Republican)/Prentiss M. Brown (Democrat)
- House District 12: W. Frank James (Republican)
- House District 13: Clarence J. McLeod (Republican)
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.
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.
|City||County||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||1940 Pop.||Change 1930-40|
|15||Port Huron||St. Clair||25,944||31,361||32,759||4.5%|
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.
|County||Largest city||1920 Pop.||1930 Pop.||1940 Pop.||Change 1930-40|
|14||St. Clair||Port Huron||58,009||67,563||76,222||12.8%|
- 1933 Detroit Tigers season – Under manager Bucky Harris, the Tigers compiled a 75-79 record and finished in fifth place in the American League. The team's statistical leaders included Charlie Gehringer with a .325 batting average and 108 RBIs, Gehringer and Hank Greenberg with 12 home runs each, and 139 RBIs, Firpo Marberry with 16 wins, and Tommy Bridges with a 3.09 earned run average.
- 1933 Michigan Wolverines baseball season - Under head coach Ray Fisher, the Wolverines compiled a 12–4 record. Michael Diffley was the team captain.
- 1933 Michigan Wolverines football team – Under head coach Harry Kipke, the Wolverines compiled a 7–0–1 record, tied for the Big Ten Conference championship, and were selected as national champions by 10 selectors.
- 1933 Michigan State Spartans football team – Under head coach Charlie Bachman, the Spartans compiled a 4–2–2 record.
- 1933 Detroit Titans football team – The Titans compiled a 7–1 record under head coach Gus Dorais.
- 1933 Central State Bearcats football team - Under head coach George Van Bibber the Bercats compiled a 5–2–1 record.
- 1933 Western State Hilltoppers football team - Under head coach Mike Gary, the Hilltoppers compiled a 3–3–1 record.
- 1933 Michigan State Normal Hurons football team - Under head coach Elton Rynearson, the Hurons compiled a 6–2 record.
- 1933 Detroit City College Tartars football team – The Tartars compiled a 2–5–1 record under head coach Joe Gembis.
- 1932–33 Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team – Under head coach Buck Read, the Broncos compiled a 14–3 record.
- 1932–33 Detroit Titans men's basketball team – Under head coach Lloyd Brazil, the Titans compiled a 12–5 record.
- 1932–33 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team – Under head coach Benjamin Van Alstyne, the Spartans compiled a 10–7 record.
- 1932–33 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team – Under head coach Franklin Cappon, the Wolverines compiled a 10–8 record.
- 1932–33 City College of Detroit (CCD) men's basketball team – Under coach Newman Ertell, CCD (later known as Wayne State) compiled a 7–10 record.
- 1932–33 Detroit Red Wings season – Under coach Jack Adams, the Red Wings compiled a 25–15–8 record, finished in second place in the National Hockey League (NHL) American Division, and lost in the playoff semi-finals to the New York Rangers. The team's statistical leaders included Herbie Lewis with 20 goals and 34 points and Lewis and Carl Voss with 14 assists each. John Ross Roach was the team's goaltender.
- 1932–33 Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team – Under head coach Ed Lowrey, the Wolverines compiled a 10–4–2 record.
- 1932–33 Michigan Tech Huskies men's ice hockey team – Under head coach Bert Noblet, the Huskies compiled a 9–5–1 record.
Chronology of events
- Jan. 3, 1933 - Diego Rivera completes the north wall of his Detroit Industry Murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
- January 30 - The Lone Ranger made its debut on Detroit's WXYZ radio station.
- 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 13 - Diego Rivera completes the Detroit Industry Murals.
- 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.
- December 24 - The Italian Hall disaster resulted in 73 deaths in a stampede after someone falsely shouted "fire" at a crowded Christmas party.
- January 4 - Darris McCord, defensive end/tackle for Detroit Lions (1955–1967), in Detroit
- January 7 - Marian Ilitch, co-founder of Little Caesars Pizza with her husband, Mike Ilitch, in Dearborn, Michigan
- January 30 - Bert Zagers, halfback for the Washington Redskins (1955–1958), in Fremont, Michigan
- January 31 - Walter Beach, AFL/NFL defensive back (1960–1966), in Pontiac, Michigan
- February 17 - Colleen Howe, sports agent and wife of Gordie Howe, in Sandusky, Michigan
- April 10 - Robert Nederlander, attorney and former president of the Nederlander Organization, in Detroit
- April 12 - Charley Lau, Major League Baseball catcher (1956–1967), in Romulus, Michigan
- April 27 - John Morrow, NFL offensive lineman (1956–1966), in Port Huron, Michigan
- May 16 - Bob Bruce, Major League Baseball pitcher (1959–1967), in Detroit
- June 10 - Chuck Fairbanks, head football coach for Oklahoma (1967-1971), New England Patriots (1973–1978), and Colorado (1979–1981), in Detroit
- August 25 - Tom Skerritt, actor (MASH, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Picket Fences), in Detroit
- September 1 - Gene Harris, jazz pianist in soul jazz style, in Benton Harbor, Michigan
- September 19 - Norm Masters, CFL/NFL offensive lineman (1956–1964), in Detroit
- October 30 - Warith Deen Mohammed, leader of the Nation of Islam (1975-1976) and American Society of Muslims (1976-2003), in Detroit
- November 24 - Art Walker, CFL lineman (1955–1961), in South Haven, Michigan
- December 30 - Jim Letherer, civil rights activist, in Saginaw, Michigan
- December 31 - Ken Rowe, Major League Baseball pitcher (1963–1965), in Ferndale, Michigan
Gallery of 1933 births
- June 12 - Horace Rackham, one of the original stockholders in the Ford Motor Company and a noted philanthropist, at age 74 in Detroit
- October 7 - Jo Labadie, labor organizer, anarchist, Greenbacker, social activist, publisher, and poet, at age 83 in Detroit
Gallery of 1933 deaths
- Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Volume 1 Population. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1930. pp. 512–514.
- Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Volume 1 Population. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1930. pp. 515–516.
- "1933 Detroit Tigers Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "2012 University of Michigan Baseball Record Book" (PDF). University of Michigan. 2012. pp. 22, 68. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
- 2012 Record Book, p. 13.
- "1933 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "1933 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "1933 Detroit Mercy Titans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 109. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 162, 170. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Wayne State University. pp. 111, 114. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "1932-33 Western Michigan Broncos Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "1932-33 Detroit Mercy Titans Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "1932-33 Michigan State Spartans Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "1932-33 Michigan Wolverines Roster and Stats". SR/CBB. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "2015-16 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Wayne State University. p. 48. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "1932-33 Detroit Red Wings Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Michigan Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Michigan Tech Team History". College Hockey News. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Michigan First State To Ratify Dry Law Repeal". Chicago Tribune. April 11, 1933. p. 6.
- "H. H. Rackham, Who Backed Henry Ford, Is Dead at 74". Detroit Free Press. June 14, 1933. pp. 1–2 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Indian Idealist Is Dead at 83". Detroit Free Press. October 8, 1933. pp. 2–7 – via Newspapers.com.