What Happened in November 1946

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • Nov 1 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated
  • Nov 1 Marken soccer team forms
  • Nov 1 NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
  • Nov 1 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
  • Nov 1 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • Nov 1 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
  • Nov 1 Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • Nov 3 Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
  • Nov 4 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 4 United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Nov 7 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances

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Nov 8 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 11 NY Knicks' 1st game at Madison Sq Garden loses 78-68 to Chic Stags
  • Nov 12 1st "autobank" (banking by car) forms (Chicago)
  • Nov 12 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
  • Nov 12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
  • Nov 13 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA

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Nov 13 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 14 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

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Nov 15 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 19 Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
  • Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 21 "Best Years of Our Lives", directed by William Wyler and starring Fredric March and Dana Andrew premieres in New York (Best Picture 1947)

  • Nov 23 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Nov 23 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6
  • Nov 23 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • Nov 23 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.
  • Nov 27 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • Nov 28 French Fouth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • Nov 28 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • Nov 29 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities
  • Nov 30 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist
  • Nov 2 Alan Jones, Australia, auto racer (1980 World Champion)
  • Nov 2 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Venice Italy, conductor/composer (Sunnyata)
  • Nov 3 Nick Simper, rocker (Deep Purple)
  • Nov 3 Tom Savini, American actor
  • Nov 4 Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer
  • Nov 4 Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady 2001-09
  • Nov 4 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer
  • Nov 5 Gram Parsons, [Cecil Ingram Connor III], Winter Haven Florida, rocker (Byrds)
  • Nov 5 Herman Brood, Dutch painter/singer/pianist (Sleepin' Bird)
  • Nov 5 Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist
  • Nov 6 Sally Field, we really like her (Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California
  • Nov 6 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer
  • Nov 8 Roy Wood, rock vocalist/cellist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 10 Alaina Reed, Springfield Ohio, actress (Rose Lee Holloway-227)
  • Nov 10 Bill Bryson, Evanston Ill, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • Nov 10 David Stockman, Reagan's ex-budget director
  • Nov 11 Len "Chip" Hawkes, English musician (the Tremeloes)
  • Nov 11 Corrine Brown, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Nov 11 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10)
  • Nov 13 Al Luginbill, Pomona California, WLAF head coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Nov 13 Martin Bresnick, composer
  • Nov 15 Janet Lennon, Culver City California, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • Nov 16 Barbara Leigh, Ringgold Ga, actress (Vampirella)
  • Nov 17 Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
  • Nov 17 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • Nov 18 Alan Dean Foster, US, sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
  • Nov 18 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • Nov 19 Joe Correro, Greenwood Ms, rock drummer (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
  • Nov 20 Duane Allman, Nashville Tn, rock guitarist (Allman Brothers)
  • Nov 20 John "Blackfoot" Colbert, US singer (Soul Children, Taxi)
  • Nov 20 Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)
  • Nov 20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford
  • Nov 20 Greg Cook, American football player
  • Nov 20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 21 Jonas Tomasson, composer
  • Nov 21 Jacky Lafon, Belgian actress
  • Nov 22 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • Nov 22 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • Nov 23 Bobby L Rush, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • Nov 23 Diana Quick, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London, England
  • Nov 23 Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor
  • Nov 23 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer

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Nov 24 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Nov 24 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)
  • Nov 26 Angus Suttie, English potter
  • Nov 26 Bert Bouquet, bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus)
  • Nov 26 Burt Reiter, rocker (Focus)
  • Nov 28 Joe Dante, director (Matinee, Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Gremlins)
  • Nov 28 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • Nov 29 Suzy Chaffee, US, skier and chapstick user (Olympics 1968)
  • Nov 29 Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet
  • Nov 30 Ken Wadsworth, cricket keeper (NZ dashing batsman)
  • Nov 30 Marina Abramović, Belgrade Serbia, US based performance artist

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Sigismond Stojowski, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 6 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 14 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • Nov 14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • Nov 18 Donald Meek, Scotland, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), dies at 86
  • Nov 18 John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
  • Nov 22 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
  • Nov 22 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • Nov 23 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered
  • Nov 24 Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70