What Happened in November 1927

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
  • Nov 3 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 3 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley, Vermont

Sport awardGolf Major

Nov 5 10th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title at Cedar Crest, Texas

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Nov 9 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
  • Nov 12 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

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Nov 12 Leon Trotsky expelled from Soviet Communist Party, paving way for Joseph Stalin

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 13 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • Nov 14 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
  • Nov 17 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 22 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
  • Nov 22 George Gershwin's "Funny Face" premieres in NYC

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Nov 22 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls
  • Nov 26 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6
  • Nov 28 J McHugh & D Fields' musical "Delmar's Revels" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 John Sainsbury, English billionaire
  • Nov 2 Steve Ditko, American artist
  • Nov 3 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (Ashes and Diamonds), born in Kniaze, Stanislawowskie, Poland (d. 1967)
  • Nov 3 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (McCain Foods Limited), born in Florenceville, New Brunswick
  • Nov 4 Vittorio Fellegara, composer
  • Nov 5 Robert Abernethy, Newscaster (NBC News Encore), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Nov 7 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Nov 7 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (d. 2007)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 8 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American singer (Tennessee Waltz), born in Claremore, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • Nov 8 Ken Dodd, English comedian
  • Nov 8 Samuel I Newhouse Jr., American magazine publisher (Parade, Vogue, Vanity Fair), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 9 Carel W H Boshoff, South African head (Broederbond/Volkswag)
  • Nov 10 Jacob Pleydell-Bouvery 8th earl of Radnor/art collector
  • Nov 11 Lord Wolfson, English multi-millionaire
  • Nov 11 Mose Allison, jazz artist (Black Country Suite), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • Nov 12 Sunset Carson, [Michael Harrison] Plainview TX, actor (Cat of Rockies)
  • Nov 12 Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)
  • Nov 12 Jack Butler, NFL hall of famer (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Nov 13 Billy Klüver, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • Nov 14 Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • Nov 14 McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), born in Normal, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Nov 15 Gregor Mackenzie, British politician (d. 1992)
  • Nov 16 Barbara Payton, Cloquet MN, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde)
  • Nov 17 Ellis Hillman, politician
  • Nov 18 Lawrence Kenneth Moss, composer
  • Nov 18 Hank Ballard, American musician (d. 2003)
  • Nov 18 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (A Cruel Romance), born in Kuybyshev, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Nov 20 Estelle Parsons, Lynn Mass, actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)
  • Nov 21 Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)
  • Nov 22 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor sax player
  • Nov 23 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)
  • Nov 24 Alfred Kraus, Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala)
  • Nov 24 Emma Lou Diemer, composer
  • Nov 24 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
  • Nov 24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Nov 26 John Carter, American actor (Max-Falcon Crest), born in Center Ridge, Arkansas
  • Nov 26 Ernie Coombs, American children's entertainer (d. 2001)
  • Nov 27 William Simon, US sect of Treasury
  • Nov 27 Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer (d. 1987)
  • Nov 28 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (d. 1992)
  • Nov 29 Rubert Crosse, American actor (Det Robinson-The Partners), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 29 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • Nov 30 Robert Guillaume, [Williams], actor (Benson, Soap), born in St Louis, Missouri

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 29 Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
  • Nov 3 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • Nov 9 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 11 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
  • Nov 20 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 23 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • Nov 26 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • Nov 28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies
  • Nov 29 George Giffen, cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies