What Happened in November 1943

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
  • Nov 1 US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
  • Nov 2 Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
  • Nov 3 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Nov 3 P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North Holland
  • Nov 5 Vatican in Rome bombed by unknown source
  • Nov 6 Soviet troops land on Kertsj peninsula
  • Nov 6 Soviet forces reconquer Kiev

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Nov 6 Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 7 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
  • Nov 8 France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate

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Nov 11 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Nov 11 US air raid on Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  • Nov 12 Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands
  • Nov 14 Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)
  • Nov 14 J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN
  • Nov 16 World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • Nov 18 First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
  • Nov 18 444 British bombers attack Berlin
  • Nov 18 U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 19 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 20 U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 20 US forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in Gilbert Island
  • Nov 21 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany

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Nov 22 FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Nov 22 France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government
  • Nov 22 RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
  • Nov 22 US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
  • Nov 23 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
  • Nov 23 British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
  • Nov 23 US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japanese
  • Nov 23 Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • Nov 25 U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 27 31st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winn Bombers, 23-14
  • Nov 27 Conference of Tehran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)
  • Nov 28 FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
  • Nov 29 Partisan Tito forms temporary government in Jajce, Bosnia
  • Nov 29 U-86 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 29 US aircraft carrier Hornet launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Salvatore Adamo, popular singer
  • Nov 1 John McEnery, English actor
  • Nov 2 Oldrich Pelcak, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut
  • Nov 3 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • Nov 4 Marlene Jobert, novelist (Adventures of John Difool)
  • Nov 4 Clark Graebner, American tennis player
  • Nov 5 Pablo Gomez, Spanish musician (Los Bravos), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Nov 5 Sam Shepard, Ill, actor/playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart)
  • Nov 5 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964

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Nov 7 Joni Mitchell, [Roberta J Anderson], Canadian singer (Clouds), born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • Nov 7 Judith Frost, British Columbia, artist (To Red, Dust Drawings)
  • Nov 7 Wensley Haydon-Baillie, English pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Nov 7 Michael Byrne, English actor
  • Nov 7 Stephen Greenblatt, American literary critic
  • Nov 7 Boris Gromov, Russian general

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Nov 7 Michael Spence, American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, born in Montclair, New Jersey

Economist Michael Spence
Economist
Michael Spence
  • Nov 8 Martin Peters, British soccer player
  • Nov 9 John Shepherd, cricketer (WI all-rounder 1969-71, later in South Africa)
  • Nov 9 Lee Graziano, rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Saxby Chambliss, American politician
  • Nov 10 George Sauer, Jr., Sheboygan, Wisconsin, AFL player (New York Jets), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 11 Chas Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London
  • Nov 11 Jan Adamski, Poland, International Chess Master (1976)
  • Nov 11 Karin Kent, [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch singer
  • Nov 12 Brian Hyland, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 12 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • Nov 12 John Maus, American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Wallace Shawn, American actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, born in Ro, Sweden, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 13 Robert Jay Sigel, Narberth PA, PGA golfer (1994 GTE West Classic)
  • Nov 13 AndrĂ©-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (d. 1977)
  • Nov 13 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer
  • Nov 14 Peter Norton, American software engineer
  • Nov 15 Roger Donaldson, director (Cocktail, Cadillac Man, White Sands)
  • Nov 16 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, US singer (Manhattans-One Life to Live)
  • Nov 17 Lauren Hutton, [Mary], model/actress (American Gigolo), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 19 Fred Lipsius, American rock pianist/sax (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 19 Sharon Wilder, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 20 Lindsay Thomas, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • Nov 20 Veronica Hamel, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 21 Larry Mahan, Oregon, rodeo champ (1967-70)
  • Nov 21 Phil Bredesen, American politician
  • Nov 21 Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer
  • Nov 21 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver

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Nov 22 Billie Jean King, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Nov 22 Floyd Sneed, rock drummer (Three Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 22 George W [Buddy] Darden, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • Nov 22 Mushtaq Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spin all-rounder 1959-79)
  • Nov 22 Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • Nov 22 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 23 Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
  • Nov 23 Sue Nicholls, British actress
  • Nov 24 Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
  • Nov 24 Richard Tee, US pianist (Stuff, Strokin')
  • Nov 24 Robin Williamson, rocker (Incredible String Band)
  • Nov 25 Roy Lynes, rocker (Status Quo)
  • Nov 26 Gerald D Kleczka, (Rep-D-WI, 1984- )
  • Nov 26 Jan Stenerud, Norway, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Nov 26 Paul Burnett, English disc-jockey
  • Nov 26 Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • Nov 27 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
  • Nov 28 Randy Newman, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 29 Sue Miller, American author
  • Nov 30 J[ames] J[ay] Barnes, US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In)
  • Nov 30 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Nov 30 Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)
  • Nov 30 Oscar Harris, Surinames/Dutch singer (Try a Little Love)
  • Nov 30 Terrence Malick, film director (Badlands, The Tree of Life), born in Ottawa, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter/graphic artist, dies at 62
  • Nov 7 Dwight Frye, actor (Vampire Bat, Dracula), dies at 44
  • Nov 9 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Nov 17 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Antoine), dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY
  • Nov 22 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies
  • Nov 24 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • Nov 24 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • Nov 24 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
  • Nov 27 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)