What Happened in November 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st 10th day of battle at El Alamein
  • 1st John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
  • 2nd 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
  • 3rd 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault

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3rd Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
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Ted Williams
  • 3rd Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
  • 3rd William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
  • 4th 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afrika Korps draws back out Fuka-posing
  • 5th Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
  • 5th Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission
  • 6th Nazis kill 12,000 Jews in the Minsk ghetto

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6th Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia

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7th First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 7th Cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
  • 8th 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)

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8th Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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8th Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 8th Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
  • 9th German occupiers install Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
  • 9th Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 10th Philip Barry's "Without Love" premieres in NYC
  • 10th US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco
  • 10th US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria
  • 11th -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
  • 11th 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
  • 11th During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
  • 11th Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
  • 11th Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
  • 11th Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • 12th In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began
  • 13th Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
  • 13th Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
  • 14th -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)
  • 14th Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
  • 15th World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
  • 16th Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
  • 18th Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in NYC

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19th Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • 19th Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
  • 20th 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski
  • 20th British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya
  • 20th NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
  • 20th Soviet army offensive during WWII, 1 million Russians breach German lines
  • 21st Hitler names fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)
  • 21st Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
  • 22nd Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov

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22nd Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to last man

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 23rd 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
  • 23rd Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
  • 23rd Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
  • 23rd German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
  • 23rd Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
  • 23rd Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
  • 23rd Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
  • 23rd Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
  • 24th Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
  • 24th French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
  • 25th National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms

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26th "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC

  • 26th Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
  • 27th Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ
  • 27th French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them
  • 27th Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia
  • 28th 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
  • 29th US rations coffee
  • 30th -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
  • 30th 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
  • 30th 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
  • 30th Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • 30th German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes & sinks off Yokohama

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st John M Spratt Jr, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )

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1st Larry Flynt, Lakeville, Kentucky, magazine publisher (Hustler)

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • 1st Marcia Wallace, Creston Iowa, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), (d. 2013)
  • 1st Shere Hite, author/sex therapist
  • 2nd Shere Hite, St Joseph Missouri, sex therapist (Hite Report)
  • 2nd Stefanie Powers, Hollywood Ca, actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart)
  • 7th Jean Shrimpton, British model/actress (Privilege)
  • 7th Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 8th Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 8th Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
  • 8th Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
  • 9th Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 9th Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, Massillon OH, PGA golfer (British Open 1973)
  • 10th Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer/conductor

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10th Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel laureate

Economist Robert F. Engle
Robert F. Engle
  • 10th Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 11th Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
  • 13th Beth Brickell, Camden Arkansas, actress (Gentle Ben)
  • 14th John Du Preez, cricketer (S Afr leg-spin all-rounder v Aust 1966-67)
  • 15th Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor
  • 16th Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)
  • 16th Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 17th Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
  • 17th Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York

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17th Martin Scorsese, director (Raging Bull, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 17th Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
  • 18th Jeffrey Siegel, pianist (Chicago Symph), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 18th Linda Evans, Hartford, actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)
  • 18th Susan Sullivan, actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York

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19th Calvin Klein, fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • 19th Gary L Ackerman, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • 19th Lawrence Allen Gilbert, Fort Knox KY, PGA golfer (1994 Dallas Reunion)
  • 19th Sharon Olds, American poet
  • 20th Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California

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20th Joe Biden, 47th US Vice President (2009-), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • 20th Meredith Monk, Lima, Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist
  • 20th Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)
  • 20th Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop (d. 2008)
  • 21st Tweety Bird, cartoon character
  • 21st Afa Anoa'i, Samoan/American wrestler
  • 21st Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • 22nd Guion Bluford, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 22nd Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)
  • 23rd Susan Anspach, actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 24th Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
  • 24th Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)
  • 24th Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)
  • 25th Rosa Von Praunheim, [Holger Mischwitzky], Riga Latvia, dir (Affengeil)
  • 25th Tracey Walter, Jersey City NJ, actor (Best of the West)
  • 26th Olivia Cole, actress (Roots, Szysznyk), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 26th Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone
  • 27th Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic golds 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama

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27th Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 28th Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
  • 28th Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
  • 29th Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • 29th Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • 29th Maggie Thompson, American magazine editor

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
  • 3rd Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • 4th Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz

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5th George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer George M. Cohan
George M. Cohan
  • 9th Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
  • 11th Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
  • 11th Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • 13th Daniel J Callaghan, US spy (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • 13th Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • 13th Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • 17th Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
  • 19th Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
  • 19th Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)

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21st J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African Premier (1914-39), dies at 76

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • 27th A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies