What Happened in November 1945

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
  • Nov 3 Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi
  • Nov 5 Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • Nov 6 House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators
  • Nov 6 The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down
  • Nov 8 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 8 Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550
  • Nov 10 "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • Nov 10 College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0
  • Nov 10 General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania
  • Nov 10 Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
  • Nov 12 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)
  • Nov 13 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • Nov 14 H Lindsay & R Crouse's "State of the Union" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 14 Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
  • Nov 15 The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
  • Nov 16 Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
  • Nov 16 Founding of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • Nov 16 Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)

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Nov 16 "The Lost Weekend", based on Charles R. Jackson's novel, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland and Jane Wyman is released (Best Picture 1946)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
  • Nov 17 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 17 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF

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Nov 18 Arnold Schoenberg's Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Nov 20 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
  • Nov 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 9th Symphony under J Mravinski premieres
  • Nov 20 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch parliament in Hague
  • Nov 21 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres
  • Nov 21 General Motors workers go on strike
  • Nov 22 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • Nov 22 Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
  • Nov 23 Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
  • Nov 26 During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

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Nov 26 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker

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Nov 26 "Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

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Nov 27 Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Nov 27 Trial against NSB-leader Mussert begins
  • Nov 27 Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft re-buried in presence of Queen Wilhelmina
  • Nov 28 Australian Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
  • Nov 29 Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed
  • Nov 30 33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Rick Grech, Bordeaux France, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic)
  • Nov 3 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher and manager
  • Nov 3 Gerd Müller, German footballer
  • Nov 5 Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Nov 5 Aleka Papariga, Greek politician
  • Nov 6 Robert J Mrazek, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • Nov 8 Arnold Rosner, composer
  • Nov 8 David Jessel, British TV-reporter
  • Nov 8 Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
  • Nov 8 Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)
  • Nov 8 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Roger Lee Jones, WV, child molester (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 10 Donna Fargo, NC, country singer (Happiest Girl in Whole USA)
  • Nov 11 Chris Dreja, rocker (Yardbirds), born in London, England
  • Nov 11 Daniel Ortega Saavedra, president of Nicaragua (1984-90)
  • Nov 11 Niaz Ahmed, cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket)
  • Nov 11 Vince Martell, rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)

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Nov 12 Neil Young, Canadian singer/songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • Nov 12 Valerie Leon, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England
  • Nov 12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • Nov 13 John B. Craig, American diplomat
  • Nov 13 Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver
  • Nov 14 Paul Hirsch, American film editor
  • Nov 14 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)
  • Nov 15 Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, [Fryeda Anderson], Sweden, rocker (ABBA)
  • Nov 15 Bob Gunton, American actor
  • Nov 16 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 16 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 16 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)

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Nov 17 Elvin Hayes, American NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore), born in Rayville, Louisiana

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • Nov 17 Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
  • Nov 17 Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
  • Nov 18 Glen Walken, Astoria Queens, actor (Leave it to Larry)
  • Nov 20 Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • Nov 20 Rachid Mimouni, author
  • Nov 20 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress
  • Nov 21 Goldie Hawn, Takoma Park Md, actress (Laugh-in, Private Benjamin)
  • Nov 23 Assaf Dayan, Israel, actor (Operation Thunderbolt)
  • Nov 23 Steve Landesberg, comedian/actor (Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 23 Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
  • Nov 23 Jerry Harris, American sculptor
  • Nov 24 Lee Michaels, rocker (Do You Know What I Mean), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 24 Bev [Beverley] Bevan, rock drummer (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 25 George Webster, American football player (d. 2007)
  • Nov 25 Patrick Nagel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • Nov 26 Daniel Davis, Gurdun Ark, actor (Niles-Nanny)
  • Nov 26 John McVie, British rock bassist (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
  • Nov 26 Tandy Cronyn, actress (Twisted, Guardian, Age Old Friends)
  • Nov 26 Björn von Sydow, Swedish politician
  • Nov 27 Barbara Anderson, Bkln, actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible)
  • Nov 27 Randy Brecker, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 27 Alain de Cadenet, SPEED Channel personality
  • Nov 27 James Avery, Pughsville, Virginia, actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 29 Roger Bambuck, Guadeloupe, French 4X100 runner (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • Nov 30 Michael Joyce, Irish stage manager and theatre director, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1994)
  • Nov 30 Radu Lupu, Galati Romania, pianist (Enesco 1st prize-1967)
  • Nov 30 Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six-Deep Purple)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 30 Actress Bette Davis (37) weds artist William Grant Sherry

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • Nov 3 Alessandro Longo, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 7 Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies
  • Nov 11 Jerome Kern, US composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60
  • Nov 16 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • Nov 20 Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)
  • Nov 21 Robert Benchley, US humorist (My 10 years in a quandary), dies at 56
  • Nov 28 Dwight Davis, donator of tennis' Davis Cup, dies