What Happened in November 1937

Historical Events


BattleExecution

Nov 1 Stalinists execute by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women).

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 2 AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP
  • Nov 3 Maurice Archambaud bicycles world record for distance in one hour (45.796 km)
  • Nov 3 NHL Howie Morenz Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 6-5 in Mont

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Adolf Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 8 The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
  • Nov 9 Japanese army conquers Shanghai
  • Nov 9 St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Brazilian dictator Getulio Vargas proclaims "Estado novo"

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Nov 11 Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
  • Nov 11 Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
  • Nov 13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • Nov 15 First US congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
  • Nov 17 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
  • Nov 21 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad
  • Nov 23 Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 23 Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 23 John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 25 World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
  • Nov 27 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • Nov 29 Prince Bernhard injured in auto accident in Netherlands
  • Nov 30 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Bill Anderson, country singer (Still, From This Pen)
  • Nov 2 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 3 Lynn Woolsey, (Rep-D-California)
  • Nov 3 Paula Wayne, Hobart Oklahoma, vocalist (Everything's Great)
  • Nov 4 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Nov 5 Harris Yulin, American actor
  • Nov 6 Bas de Gaay Fortman, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • Nov 6 Edwin Roxburgh, composer
  • Nov 6 Joe Warfield, American actor
  • Nov 9 Roger McCough, British poet
  • Nov 9 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician
  • Nov 10 Albert Hall, Boothton Alabama, actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4)
  • Nov 11 Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer
  • Nov 11 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 11 Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • Nov 12 Ina Balin, actress (Danger in Paradise), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 12 Peter Lloyd, British MP
  • Nov 12 Richard H Truly, Fayette Miss, Rear Adm USN/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 8)
  • Nov 13 Kamahl, [Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song)
  • Nov 13 Tabu Ley Rochereau, African musician, born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • Nov 15 William E "Little Willie" John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
  • Nov 15 Jimmy Ellis, RockHill, South Carolina, soul singer (The Trammps - Disco Inferno), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 17 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • Nov 18 Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v England, 0-22)
  • Nov 19 Ray Collins, rocker (Mothers of Invention)
  • Nov 20 Jack Linkletter, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 20 RenĂ© Kollo, German tenor
  • Nov 20 Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright
  • Nov 21 Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)
  • Nov 22 Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)
  • Nov 26 Boris Borisovich Yegorov, USSR, doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • Nov 27 Gail Sheehy, author (Hustling)
  • Nov 29 Johan J Holst, Norwegian minister of Defense/Foreign affairs
  • Nov 30 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star, born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • Nov 30 Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • Nov 30 Ridley Scott, English film director (Alien, Blade Runner), born in South Shields, England
  • Nov 30 Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer
  • Nov 30 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (d. 1967)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles


Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Maude Valerie White, composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 4 Rogelio del Villar, composer, dies at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 8 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), dies of natural causes at sea on board the liner Reina del Pacifico at 71

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Nov 10 Nikolai Batalov, actor (Mother), dies at 37
  • Nov 12 Harry Smith, England cricket wicket-keeper (v WI 1928), dies
  • Nov 14 Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • Nov 17 Jack Worrall, cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies
  • Nov 23 Louis Victor Saar, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 23 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • Nov 23 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)