What Happened in November 1942

Historical Events

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

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

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

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Nov 6 Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

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

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

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

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Nov 19 Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Netherlands"

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

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Nov 22 Adolf Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to the 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
  • Nov 23 3rd & 5th Romanian army corps surrenders
  • Nov 23 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
  • Nov 23 Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
  • Nov 23 German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
  • Nov 23 Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
  • Nov 23 Chinese steward Poon Lim begins 133 days arift after his British ship is torpedoed and he is the sole survivor
  • Nov 23 Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
  • Nov 24 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
  • Nov 24 French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
  • Nov 25 National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms

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

  • Nov 26 Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
  • Nov 27 Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ
  • Nov 27 French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them
  • Nov 27 Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia
  • Nov 28 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
  • Nov 29 US Office of Price Administration rations coffee for everyone, 10 pound a year
  • Nov 30 -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
  • Nov 30 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
  • Nov 30 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
  • Nov 30 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • Nov 30 German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes & sinks off Yokohama

Famous Birthdays

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

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Nov 1 Larry Flynt, American magazine publisher (Hustler), born in Lakeville, Kentucky

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

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Nov 10 Robert F. Engle, American economist and 2003 Nobel laureate for economic time series analysis, born in Syracuse, New York

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Famous Deaths

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

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

Composer George M. Cohan
Composer
George M. Cohan
  • Nov 9 Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
  • Nov 11 Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
  • Nov 11 Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • Nov 13 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor) dies during the Battle of Guadalcanal at 52
  • Nov 13 Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • Nov 13 Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • Nov 17 Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 19 Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 19 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)

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Nov 21 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
  • Nov 27 A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies