What Happened in November 1901

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
  • Nov 4 Clyde Fitch's "Way of the World" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 7 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • Nov 8 Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • Nov 11 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
  • Nov 13 The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 15 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Nov 15 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 16 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
  • Nov 18 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty
  • Nov 20 Opera "Grisélidis" is produced (Paris)
  • Nov 21 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
  • Nov 26 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 27 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • Nov 28 Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres
  • Nov 29 East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 James Dunn, actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, It's a Great Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Paul Ford, Balt Md, actor (Phil Silvers Show)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 3 Andre Malraux, [Berger], novelist/art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France

Novelist André Malraux
André Malraux
  • Nov 3 Leopold III, [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), d. 1983
  • Nov 4 Princess Bang-ja of Korea (d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • Nov 5 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series)
  • Nov 6 Juanita Hall, Keyport NJ, actress (Capt Billy)
  • Nov 8 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
  • Nov 8 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • Nov 9 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist
  • Nov 11 Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
  • Nov 11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)
  • Nov 14 Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)
  • Nov 17 Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)
  • Nov 17 Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (Somewhere in the Night)
  • Nov 17 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
  • Nov 17 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)

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Nov 18 George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup
  • Nov 22 Joaquin Rodrigo, Sagunto Spain, composer
  • Nov 24 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • Nov 25 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • Nov 25 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1948)
  • Nov 26 Philippus J Idenburg, Dutch statistician
  • Nov 27 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 29 Genevieve Tobin, actress (Zaza, Great Gambini, Uncertain Lady)
  • Nov 29 Mildred Harris, Cheyenne WY, actress (No No Nannette)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Bohdan Borkowski, composer, dies at 48
  • Nov 6 Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • Nov 7 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies
  • Nov 11 Antonio Zamara, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 22 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian Biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology), dies at 61
  • Nov 25 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
  • Nov 27 Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • Nov 30 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86