What Happened in November 1938

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
  • Nov 1 NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP
  • Nov 1 Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico

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Nov 2 Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Nov 2 Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP
  • Nov 5 Ottawa Roughriders score on 5-man, 4-lateral, 65-yard punt return
  • Nov 5 Rugers beats Princeton 1st time in 60 yrs as Rutgers Stad dedicated
  • Nov 6 3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game
  • Nov 8 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila
  • Nov 9 Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner, creates Sadie Hawkins Day
  • Nov 9 Kristallnacht begins: pogrom against Jews in Germany and Austria - first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins
  • Nov 10 8.3 earthquake shakes East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska
  • Nov 10 Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)
  • Nov 10 Second day of Kristallnacht: pogrom against the Jews in Germany and Austria after assassination of a German diplomat in Paris
  • Nov 11 German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
  • Nov 11 Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David

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Nov 12 Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Nov 13 America's first saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified
  • Nov 14 Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die
  • Nov 15 First telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
  • Nov 15 Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
  • Nov 16 K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
  • Nov 16 LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Nov 17 Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
  • Nov 18 Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
  • Nov 20 1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)
  • Nov 21 -24] Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
  • Nov 21 Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia & declared them German citizens
  • Nov 24 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 24 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
  • Nov 28 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
  • Nov 29 Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Neth-Germany
  • Nov 30 Fascist coup in Romania fails
  • Nov 30 Germany bans Jews being lawyers

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Patrick Buchanan, commentator/politician (Crossfire)
  • Nov 2 Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
  • Nov 2 Ria Beckers-de Bruijn, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • Nov 2 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans)
  • Nov 2 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • Nov 3 Pupi Avati, Bologna Italy, director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati)
  • Nov 3 Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
  • Nov 3 Jean Rollin, French director and screenwriter
  • Nov 4 Alan Jones, cricketer (England v ROW 1970 his only intl honour)
  • Nov 4 Harry Elston, R&B singer (Friends of Distinction ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 5 Chris Robinson, Fla, actor (Stanley, General Hospital, Another World)
  • Nov 5 Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)
  • Nov 5 César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
  • Nov 6 P J Proby, [James Marcus Smith], American rocker, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 6 Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Nov 6 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • Nov 6 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter
  • Nov 7 Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)
  • Nov 7 James Katt, pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
  • Nov 7 Jim Kaat, American baseball player
  • Nov 8 John Asprey, British jeweler/multi-millionaire
  • Nov 8 Pleuni Touw, Dutch actress (Black Rider)
  • Nov 8 Pleuntje "Pleuni" Cordon, actress (Dear Guys)
  • Nov 8 Richard Stoker, composer
  • Nov 8 Driss Basri, Moroccan Interior Minister (d. 2007)
  • Nov 9 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
  • Nov 10 H J de Royen, director (Dutch Concertgebouw Orchestra)
  • Nov 11 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • Nov 11 John Reilly, actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 11 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • Nov 11 Roger Laver, [Jackson], rock keyboardist (Tornados)
  • Nov 11 Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast
  • Nov 13 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown Iowa (d. 1979)
  • Nov 13 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician (d. 1994)
  • Nov 16 Richard Landry, composer
  • Nov 16 Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Nov 16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • Nov 17 Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

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Nov 17 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot
  • Nov 17 Peter Snell, NZ, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
  • Nov 17 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • Nov 18 Karl Schranz, Austria, slalom (Olympic-1968)
  • Nov 19 Frank Misson, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1960-61)
  • Nov 19 Hank Medress, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 19 Richard Dumbrill, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)
  • Nov 19 Ted Turner, American broadcasting mogul/owns (Atlanta Braves)/won America's Cup
  • Nov 20 Tony White, cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965)
  • Nov 21 Robert Drivas, [Choromokos], actor (Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • Nov 23 Herbert Achternbusch, Munich Germany, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin)
  • Nov 23 Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor

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Nov 24 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Nov 24 Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
  • Nov 24 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • Nov 24 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • Nov 25 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher
  • Nov 26 Elizabeth E Bailey, university dean (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Nov 26 Jeremy Boorda, admiral
  • Nov 26 Porter J Goss, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Nov 26 Rich Little, Ottawa Canada, impressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop)
  • Nov 26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist
  • Nov 27 Jose Tartabull, baseball player
  • Nov 30 Jean Eustache, French filmmaker

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 28 Chinese politician Mao Zedong (44) weds Jiang Qing (24) in a small private ceremony

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Earnest von Rath, German antifascist/diplomat, murdered
  • Nov 9 Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)
  • Nov 9 Edward Murray East, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59

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Nov 10 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder and the first President of Republic of Turkey (b. 1881)

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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Nov 11 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

  • Nov 15 George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Nov 17 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (b. 1864)
  • Nov 19 Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • Nov 20 Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)
  • Nov 21 Leopold Godowsky, pianist/composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 23 August TC Kiehl, actor (Hope of Blessing), dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Henry Schultz, US farm commune, dies
  • Nov 30 Corneliu Codreanu, Romania fascist/putschist (Iron Guard), dies