News and Events of 1933
$4.60 billionConsumer Price Index:
25.2%Cost of a first-class stamp:
NY Giants d. Washington (4-1)
NY Rangers d. Toronto (3-1)
Helen Moody d. D. Round (6-4 6-8 6-3)Men:
Jack Crawford d. E. Vines (4-6 11-9 6-2 2-6 6-4)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
Pulitzer PrizesAcademy Award, Best Picture:
Fiction: The Store, T. S. Stribling
Drama: Both Your Houses, Maxwell Anderson
No ceremony was held this year. Films from 1933 were honored in 1934
Nobel Prize for Literature: Ivan G. Bunin (Russia)
Miss America: Marion Bergeron (CT)More Entertainment Awards...
- Edwin Armstrong introduces frequency modulation (FM), a static-free method of transmission.
- Esquire debuts as the first men's magazine.
- Laurens Hammond introduces his Hammond organ.
- Sally Rand's fan dance is a hit at the Chicago World's Fair.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: None awarded
Physics: Erwin Schrödinger (Austria) and Paul A. M. Dirac (UK), for discovery of new fertile forms of the atomic theory
Physiology or Medicine: Thomas H. Morgan (US), for discoveries on hereditary function of the chromosomes