Video: 'Duck Soup' trailer
(Friday, November 17, 1933) — Duck Soup, a Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film about the mythical country of Freedonia which is broke and on the verge of revolution, was released today in U.S. theaters.
Directed by Leo McCarey, the film starred Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres and Edgar Kennedy.
Video: 'Soviet Russia Recognized by US 1933/11/20'
(Thursday, November 16, 1933, 11:50 p.m. EST) — The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations tonight as President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a telegram to the Soviet leader Maxim Litvinov, expressing hope that United States-Soviet relations would “forever remain normal and friendly.” Read more on United States and Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations 80 years ago this hour (1933)…
Video: 'Albert Einstein Comes to America (1933) - Leaving Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany'
(Tuesday, October 17, 1933) — Scientist Albert Einstein arrived in the United States today on board the ocean liner Westmoreland as a refugee from Nazi Germany and took up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. Read more on Albert Einstein arrives in U.S. as refugee from Nazi Germany 80 years ago today (1933)…
Image: '1933 World Series featuring a home run by Mel Ott'
(Saturday, October 7, 1933) — The New York Giants won the 1933 World Series today, beating the Washington Senators 4-3 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., in the fifth and deciding game. It was the fourth of seven World Series titles for the Giants (1905-2012).
Video: 'Dinner at Eight' trailer
(Thursday, March 9, 1933) — Dinner at Eight, a comedy/drama film about a high-society dinner party that masks a hotbed of scandal and intrigue, premiered today at the Rivoli in New York City.
Directed by George Cukor, the film starred Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe and Billie Burke.
Video: '1933 Wiley Post makes First solo flight around the world newsreel archival footage'
(Saturday, July 22, 1933, 11:59:30 p.m. local time) — Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world tonight, traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days 18 hours 45 minutes and landing 30 seconds before midnight at New York’s Floyd Bennett Field, where he had departed on July 15.
(Friday, July 14, 1933) — The Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring (Gesetz zur Verhütung erbkranken Nachwuchses) was decreed today in Nazi Germany, initially providing for the compulsory sterilization of persons with mental retardation (“hereditary feeblemindedness”), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and persons born with handicaps.
Video: 'Gleichschaltung Vid Final History'
(Friday, July 14, 1933) — The Gesetz gegen die Neubildung von Parteien (“Law against the establishment of political parties”) was announced today, declaring the Nazi Party to be the country’s only legal party. However, for all practical purposes Germany had been a one-party state since the passage of the Enabling Act in March 1933.
Video: 'Midsummer Classics: 1933'
(Thursday, July 6, 1933) — The American League today won the 1933 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the first ever, beating the National League 4-2 at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Babe Ruth, 38, famously hit the first home run in All-Star Game history, putting the AL up 3-0 in the third inning.