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1933 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts

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World Series Champions:

New York Giants
NFL Champions:

Chicago Bears
Stanley Cup Champs:

New York Rangers
U.S. Open Golf:

Johnny Goodman
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):

Fred Perry/ Helen H. Jacobs
Wimbledon (Men/Women):

Jack Crawford/Helen Moody
NCAA Football Champions:

Kentucky Derby:

Brokers Tip
The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:

Josephine Baker, Joan Blondell, Claudette Colbert, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, Dolores Del Rio, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Francis, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, Hedy Lamarr, Myrna Loy, Ginger Rogers, Barbara Stanwyck, Thelma Todd, Raquel Torres, Mae West, Fay Wray
"The 1933 Quotes"

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
- Robert Armstrong, in 'King Kong'

"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"
- Oliver Hardy, in 'Sons of the Desert'

"When I'm good, I'm very very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better"
- Mae West, in 'I'm No Angel'

"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"
- Mae West, in 'She Done Him Wrong'

"Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!"
- Warner Baxter, in '42nd Street'

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:

Hugh Samuel Johnson
Miss America:

Mary Katherine Campbell (Columbus, Ohio)
The Scandal:

The first 'Nude Scene' is often credited to Hedy Lamarr in 'Extase' (Ecstasy).
(You can mouseover King Kong below for a peek)

Nerd News:

King Kong was the first over-the-top Sci Fi Blockbuster Movie.

The Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was repealed, allowing sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks, and ending Prohibition. The 18th amendment was the first (and only) constitutional amendment that actually withheld a right from American citizens - the constititution has traditioninally protected individual rights.

The 'Gold Standard' was dropped by the United States, which opted for a 'modified gold bullion standard.'

The Gallo (Ernest & Julio) Winery opened.

Frances Perkins was named secretary of labor by President Roosevelt, the first U.S. female cabinet member.

The Thomas E. Wilson Company (later called Wilson Sporting Goods) introduced the R-90 sand wedge golf club.

1933 was the first time you could buy a 'Betty Crocker' cookbook.

Richard Hollingshead opened the first movie Drive-In in Camden, NJ.


1st appearances & 1933's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:

Two nerds fron Cleveland, Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster, had a little self-published science fiction fanzine called 'Science Fiction', and in issue #3, had a story about a super-powered telepath who attempted to take over the world. A few years later they evolved the Super-Man idea and brought to it to National Allied Publications, which later became DC Comics, and the character named Superman became the most popular fictional character of all time.

Best Film Oscar Winner:



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