What Happened in November 1928

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 1st celebration of Authors' Day

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Nov 1 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Nov 1 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Nov 2 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia
  • Nov 3 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
  • Nov 4 Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua
  • Nov 6 Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds

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Nov 6 Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Nov 6 Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
  • Nov 6 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
  • Nov 8 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Hirohito's official coronation as Emperor of Japan
  • Nov 11 France's 5th government of Poincaré forms
  • Nov 11 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • Nov 13 Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
  • Nov 17 Boston Garden officially opens
  • Nov 17 Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years

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Nov 18 Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Nov 20 Boston Gardens opens, Mont Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
  • Nov 20 WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)
  • Nov 26 Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden
  • Nov 26 Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 30 Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 James Edward Bradford, DC, HW weightlifer (Olympic-silver-1952, 56)
  • Nov 1 Leon Hart, NFLer (Heisman Trophy)
  • Nov 2 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer
  • Nov 2 Paul Johnson, British historian
  • Nov 3 Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Hannah Weiner American experimental poet
  • Nov 6 Peter Matz, orchestra leader (Hullabaloo, Carol Burnette Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 7 Richard G. Scott, LDS apostle
  • Nov 7 Norton Zinder, biologist (genetic transduction), born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 Anne Sexton, Newton Mass, poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967)
  • Nov 9 Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio/TV host
  • Nov 10 Ennio Morricone, composer/musician, born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 10 Norma Crane, NY, actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Nov 10 William Staveley, British admiral
  • Nov 11 Arthur Cunningham, composer
  • Nov 11 Edward Zorinsky, (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88)
  • Nov 11 Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 11 Trevor Meale, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958)
  • Nov 11 Carlos Fuentes, Panama City, Panama, author (The Death of Artemio Cruz), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 11 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (d. 1995)
  • Nov 12 Johan B W Polak, Dutch publisher/publicist (Bloom of Decadence)
  • Nov 12 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 13 Steve Bilko, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • Nov 14 Kathleen Hughes, actress (It Came From Outer Space), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 14 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • Nov 15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • Nov 15 John Orchard, British actor (d. 1995)
  • Nov 15 William Heirens, Evanston, Illinois, serial killer (Lipstick Killer), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 16 Clu Gulager, Holdenville Oklahoma, actor (Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man)
  • Nov 17 Colin McDonald, cricketer (stalwart Australian opening bat for 1950's)
  • Nov 17 Rance Howard, American actor
  • Nov 18 Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip
  • Nov 18 Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer
  • Nov 20 Franklin Cover, actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Rex Reason, actor (Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Nov 20 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor
  • Nov 20 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), born in Corris, Gwynedd (d. 2016)
  • Nov 22 Juno Stover-Irwin, US, diver (Olympic-silver-1956)
  • Nov 22 Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • Nov 22 Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (d. 2008)
  • Nov 23 Jakob Jez, Slovenian composer, born in Boštanj
  • Nov 23 Jerry Bock, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
  • Nov 27 Edward Greenall, businessman/sportsman
  • Nov 27 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • Nov 27 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (d. 2005)
  • Nov 28 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng
  • Nov 28 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (d. 1980)
  • Nov 29 Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter
  • Nov 29 Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • Nov 29 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Nov 30 Chic Hecht, (Sen-R-NV, 1983- )
  • Nov 30 Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach

Famous Deaths


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Nov 6 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), dies of gunshot wounds at 46

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • Nov 8 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Streets of sin), dies at 45
  • Nov 13 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • Nov 15 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American Geologist and educator, dies at 85
  • Nov 17 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
  • Nov 19 Achille Simonetti, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 21 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • Nov 26 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65