What Happened in November 1921

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
  • Nov 2 Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie" premieres in NYC

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Nov 4 The Sturmabteilung or SA (the "Brown Shirts") is formally formed by Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 4 Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo
  • Nov 5 Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Mongolia, temporarily supporting the new government against China and Japanese incursions
  • Nov 7 Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 7 Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne

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Nov 9 Partito Nazionalista Fascista formed in Italy by Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

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Nov 11 US President Warren G. Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Nov 12 Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments

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Nov 13 "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • Nov 13 US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • Nov 14 The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • Nov 15 KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 21 The trial of the accused of the Bulhoek Massacre commences in South Africa
  • Nov 23 US President Warren G. Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
  • Nov 28 Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha (Baha'i festival-Qawl 6, 78)
  • Nov 29 Coldest day in November in Netherlands -14.0°C
  • Nov 29 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Ilse Aichinger, Austrian author
  • Nov 1 Jan Tausinger, composer
  • Nov 1 John Willard Peterson, composer
  • Nov 2 Fernando Correia de Oliveira, composer
  • Nov 2 Willaim D Schaefer, Maryland, (Gov-D-Md)
  • Nov 2 Shepard Menken, American voice actor (d. 1999)
  • Nov 2 Bill Mosienko, National Hockey League player (d. 1994)

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Nov 3 Charles Bronson, American actor (Magnificent Seven, Death Wish, Dirty Dozen), born in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

  • Nov 4 Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer
  • Nov 5 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt)
  • Nov 5 Fawzia of Egypt, Queen of Iran
  • Nov 6 Geoff Rabone, cricketer (gifted all-rounder for NZ in 1950's)
  • Nov 6 James Jones, novelist (From Here to Eternity), born in Robinson Illinois (d. 1977)
  • Nov 8 Douglas Townsend, composer
  • Nov 8 Gene Saks, NY, actor/director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave)
  • Nov 8 Jerome Hines, [Heinz], basso (I am The Way), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 9 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor
  • Nov 9 Silvio O Conte, (Rep-R-MA, 1959- )
  • Nov 9 Viktor Chukarin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • Nov 9 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian soprano
  • Nov 11 Terrell Bell, American politician (d. 1996)
  • Nov 12 Robert Fleming, composer
  • Nov 13 Eddie Calhoun, jazz bassist
  • Nov 13 Joonas Kokkonen, composer
  • Nov 13 Yoshiro Irino, composer
  • Nov 14 Brian Keith, actor (Bill-Family Affair, Loneliest Runner), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Nov 17 Albert Bertelsen, Danish painter
  • Nov 18 Peter Pocklington, NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler)

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Nov 19 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Nov 19 Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister
  • Nov 20 Phyllis Thaxter, actress (Nora, Fort Worth), born in Portland, Maine (d. 2012)
  • Nov 20 Jim Garrison, American district attorney and judge (d. 1992)
  • Nov 21 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok)
  • Nov 21 Vivian Blaine, actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), born in Newark, New Jersey

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Nov 22 Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Nov 22 Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)
  • Nov 23 Hein Roethof, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA)
  • Nov 23 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (d. 1960)
  • Nov 24 Joe "Ducky" Medwick, baseball player
  • Nov 24 John V Lindsay, (Mayor-R/D-NY, 1965-73)
  • Nov 26 Francoise Gilot, painter, designer, author living legacy award, 1984
  • Nov 26 Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)
  • Nov 27 Alexander Dubček, Uhrovec, headed Czech Communist Party (1968-69)
  • Nov 27 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer/critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Takasji Hara, premier of Japan, murdered
  • Nov 8 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • Nov 12 Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter and sculptor, dies at 63
  • Nov 17 John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
  • Nov 17 Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist
  • Nov 27 Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician]] (b. 1854)
  • Nov 28 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Persian leader of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1844)
  • Nov 29 Ivan Caryll, composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60