What Happened in November 1934

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Nov 3 Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP
  • Nov 4 Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7
  • Nov 6 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • Nov 7 Arthur L Mitchell, becomes first black Democratic US congressman (Illnois)
  • Nov 8 Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
  • Nov 11 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
  • Nov 11 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
  • Nov 15 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
  • Nov 20 Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0
  • Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Children's Hour" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 20 New Belgian government of Theunis, Francqui & Gutt (3 bankers)
  • Nov 20 Toronto Maple Leaf Harvey Jackson is 1st to score 4 goals in a period
  • Nov 21 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nov 22 "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
  • Nov 23 An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
  • Nov 24 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 26 German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis
  • Nov 26 Turkish regiment decrees importing family names
  • Nov 27 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Nov 29 Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Aat Veldhoen, Dutch artist
  • Nov 1 Hugh Bidwell, mayor (London)
  • Nov 1 Umberto Agnelli, Italian CEO (Fiat) and politician
  • Nov 1 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 2 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis star (US Open 1956), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Nov 2 Bill Gothard, American speaker
  • Nov 3 Derek Richardson, cricketer (played one innings for England 1957)
  • Nov 3 Hans Janmaat, Dutch MP (CD)/(fascist)
  • Nov 3 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Singer, Actress, Dancer, Founder of Calcutta Youth Choir
  • Nov 4 Judith Herzberg, Dutch poetess/author (Charlotte Life or Theater)
  • Nov 5 Nick Smith, (Rep-R-Michigan)
  • Nov 5 Victor Argo, American actor (d. 2004)
  • Nov 7 Stephen L Neal, (Rep-D-NC, 1975- )
  • Nov 8 Roberta Hazard, USN Admiral
  • Nov 9 Carl Sagan, Bkln, astronomer/author/professor (Cosmos, Broca's Brain)
  • Nov 9 Ingvar Carlsson, PM of Sweden (1986-91, 94- )
  • Nov 9 Ronald Harwood, [Horwitz], South African playwright (Dresser)
  • Nov 10 Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer
  • Nov 10 Norm Cash, Eldorado Texas, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers)
  • Nov 11 Bibi Andersson, Sweden, actress (Scenes From a Marriage)
  • Nov 11 Elzbieta Krzesinska, Poland, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Nov 11 Paula Myers-Pope, US, platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
  • Nov 12 Ann Flood, Jamaica, New York, American actress (Edge of Night)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 12 Charles Manson, American criminal (Tate-Labianco), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • Nov 13 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 13 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist
  • Nov 14 Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician
  • Nov 14 Roman A Gulyayev, cosmonaut
  • Nov 14 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player
  • Nov 15 Joanna Barnes, actress (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 15 Peter Dickinson, English composer, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • Nov 17 James M Inhofe, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
  • Nov 17 Fenella Fielding, English actress
  • Nov 18 Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek writer and ambassador
  • Nov 19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • Nov 19 David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
  • Nov 20 Valentine J Peter, priest (Boy's Town 1985- ), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nov 21 Laurence Luckinbill, Ft Smith Ark, actor (Delphi Bureau, Ike)
  • Nov 21 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 23 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Nov 23 Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)
  • Nov 23 Rita Rossi Colwell, oceanographer
  • Nov 23 Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)
  • Nov 24 Alfred Schnittke, Russia, composer (St Florian)
  • Nov 24 Claudio Prieto, composer
  • Nov 24 Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)
  • Nov 26 Ludmila Shevtsova, USSR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Nov 27 Lawrence Martin Jenco, priest
  • Nov 27 Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer
  • Nov 28 Carlos Farinas, composer
  • Nov 28 Dick Rhyan, PGA golfer (1994 GTE-5th), born in Columbus, Ohio

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 13 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 17 Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 29 Prince George, Duke of Kent weds princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 7 Actress Gloria Swanson (35) divorces Michael Farmer after 3 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Nov 8 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 8 James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73
  • Nov 15 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies
  • Nov 16 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • Nov 16 Carl von Linde, German Engineer and Chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • Nov 17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist (b. 1872)
  • Nov 23 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • Nov 26 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b.1866)
  • Nov 27 "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
  • Nov 27 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 27 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 30 Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)