What Happened in November 1919

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio
  • Nov 6 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"
  • Nov 7 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
  • Nov 10 1st observance of National Book Week
  • Nov 10 American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)
  • Nov 11 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • Nov 12 Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
  • Nov 14 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • Nov 15 US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
  • Nov 16 Admiral Horthy conquers Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic
  • Nov 18 H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
  • Nov 20 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)
  • Nov 22 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • Nov 22 Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week
  • Nov 27 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria
  • Nov 28 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 2 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese engineer/poet (Reino da Estupidez)
  • Nov 2 Warren Stevens, Clark's Summit Pa, actor (Richard Boone Show), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 3 Bert Freed, American actor (Rufe-Shane), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 3 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Martin Balsam, American actor (Murray-Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 5 Myron Floren, Webster SD, accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Nov 5 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
  • Nov 6 Alan Lisette, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956)
  • Nov 8 P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • Nov 10 Clyde "Bulldog" Turner, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 10 Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire)
  • Nov 10 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)
  • Nov 10 Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian inventor (AK-47), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 10 François Périer, French actor (d. 2002)
  • Nov 11 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • Nov 15 Carol Bruce, [Shirley Levy], Great Neck NY, actress (Lillian-WKRP)
  • Nov 15 Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People's Court)
  • Nov 16 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • Nov 17 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 17 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist
  • Nov 18 Jocelyn Brando, actress (Ugly American), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 19 Alan Young, British actor (Wilbur Post in Mr Ed), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 Dulcie Gray, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, actress (Mine Own Executioner)
  • Nov 20 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician
  • Nov 20 John McCarthy, composer
  • Nov 21 Steve Brodie, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in El Dorado, Kansas
  • Nov 22 Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
  • Nov 23 Claudio Santoro, composer
  • Nov 23 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • Nov 24 John Silverlight, journalist
  • Nov 24 David Kossoff, British actor (d. 2005)
  • Nov 25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Frederik Pohl, US, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 27 Siegfried Naumann, composer
  • Nov 28 Keith Miller, cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders)
  • Nov 29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • Nov 30 Anne S Wadman, Frisian literary (Fioele & faem, Smearlappen)
  • Nov 30 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6 "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • Nov 9 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • Nov 15 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies
  • Nov 15 Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • Nov 18 Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
  • Nov 22 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)