From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- The Papin sisters murder their employer and her daughter in France.
- End of the Weimar Republic (1919 - 1933)
- Nazis rise to power (1933-1945)
- March 23 - The Reichstag votes Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
Art and culture
- Eduard Fuchs's extensive art collection is destroyed by the Gestapo
- October 25, 1933 – Eduard Fuchs extensive art collection is confiscated by the Gestapo and partially destroyed. In 1937/38 what's left of the collection is sold off at various auctions. Fuchs dies January 26, 1940 in exile in Paris.
- The Nazis destroy Magnus Hirschfeld's Institut für Sexualwissenschaft
- When the Nazis took power, one of their first actions, on May 6, 1933, was to destroy the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft (Institute for Sexual Research)and burn the library. (The pictures you see of Nazi book-burnings are usually pictures of Hirschfeld's books ablaze.) Fortuitously, Hirschfeld had left Germany on a world speaking tour in 1930. He never returned, dying in exile in Nice in 1935.
- King Kong by Cooper, Schoedsack
- Zéro de conduite by Jean Vigo
- Duck Soup by Leo McCarey
- Extase by Gustav Machatý
- Juzo Itami (1933 - 1997)
- Guido Crepax (1933 - 2003)
- Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004)
- James Brown (1933 - 2006)
- Stan Brakhage (1933 - 2003)
- Piero Manzoni (1933 - 1963)
- Jayne Mansfield (1933 - 1967)
- Jeanloup Sieff (1933 - 2000)
- Bruce Conner (1933 - 2008)
- Dalida (1933 - 1987)
- David Hamilton
- Roman Polanski
- Manu Dibango
- Tinto Brass
- Yoko Ono
- Jim Haynes
- Liliana Cavani