What Happened in November 1926

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 US Air Commerce Act passes
  • Nov 3 15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins

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Nov 3 Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Nov 8 George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay" premieres in NYC

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Nov 10 Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial He only made 37

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 10 Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou)

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Nov 10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey

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Nov 11 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Nov 11 U.S. Route 66 is established.
  • Nov 12 The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers
  • Nov 13 Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam West Java
  • Nov 15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • Nov 15 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
  • Nov 16 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
  • Nov 17 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
  • Nov 18 Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico
  • Nov 19 British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends

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Nov 19 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Nov 22 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • Nov 23 Noel Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 24 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 27 110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie
  • Nov 27 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen
  • Nov 27 Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
  • Nov 27 KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 27 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins
  • Nov 29 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager
  • Nov 29 W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Nov 5 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper)
  • Nov 6 Brian Abel-Smith, professor of Social Adminstration
  • Nov 7 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 9 Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • Nov 11 Richard Tufeld, voice actor (Lost in Space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Nov 11 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • Nov 12 Jack Ryan, American inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels, Chatty Cathy)
  • Nov 13 Max Vernon Mathews, composer
  • Nov 13 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland
  • Nov 16 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer
  • Nov 18 Dorothy Collins, Windsor Ontario, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • Nov 18 Kim Besly, Peace activist (Greenham Common) (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Estanislao Basora, Catalonia, Spain, footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 19 Jeane J Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN (R), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Nov 20 Kaye Ballard, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (d. 2007)
  • Nov 20 Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-born endocrinologist, Nobel laureate
  • Nov 22 Lew Burdette, baseball player
  • Nov 22 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
  • Nov 23 Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
  • Nov 23 Don Gordon, actor (Prentiss-Lucan), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 23 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
  • Nov 24 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • Nov 24 Alfred "Fred" Benavente, director/actor (Farce Majeur)
  • Nov 24 Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Nov 25 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 25 Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)
  • Nov 25 Poul [William] Anderson, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)
  • Nov 26 Joyce McCartan, peace campaigner
  • Nov 26 Mauro Bortolotti, composer
  • Nov 27 Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author
  • Nov 29 Dagmar, Huntington, West Virginia, American actress (Broadway's Open House)

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Nov 29 Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 1st freely elected President (2014-), born in Sidi Bou Said

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi
President of Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi
  • Nov 30 Richard Crenna, LA Cal, actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles)

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 10 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor/director (Krates), dies at 72
  • Nov 1 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies

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Nov 3 Annie Oakley, US sharp shooting star, dies at 66

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Nov 17 Carl Ethan Akeley, American Naturalist(developed taxidermic process for museums), dies at 62)
  • Nov 22 Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • Nov 23 Frederic Ayers, composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 26 John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies