What Happened in November 1948

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Mao's Red army conquerors Mukden, Manchuria

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 US President Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas E. Dewey

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Nov 2 WJZ TV channel 13 in Baltimore, MD (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 3 2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago

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Nov 4 American-born British poet T. S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Nov 12 Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal
  • Nov 12 The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland
  • Nov 13 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Nov 16 Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
  • Nov 17 Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
  • Nov 20 US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)
  • Nov 23 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
  • Nov 24 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 25 16-inch coastal guns removed from Fort Funston, San Francisco
  • Nov 25 KING TV channel 5 in Seattle, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store. The Land Camera model 95 becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced for the next 15 years.

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Nov 27 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • Nov 27 Honda 1st opens in America
  • Nov 28 "Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV
  • Nov 29 "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie" debuted on NBC
  • Nov 29 1st opera to be televised, "Othello", broadcast from the Met (NYC)
  • Nov 29 KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 30 Baseball's Negro National League disbands
  • Nov 30 Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
  • Nov 30 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Anna Stuart, American Actress (Another World, All My Children)
  • Nov 1 Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 2 Rich Gooch, rock bassist (Quarterflash)
  • Nov 3 Lulu, singer/actress (To Sir With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 3 Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)
  • Nov 3 Helmut Koinigg, Austrian racing driver (d. 1974)
  • Nov 5 Peter Hammill, English singer/songwriter (Patient)
  • Nov 5 Rick Cobb, hard rock drummer (Bloodrock)
  • Nov 5 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician
  • Nov 5 Hridayananda dasa Goswami, ISKCON guru
  • Nov 5 Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 6 Glenn Frey, rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Nov 7 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 8 Dale A Gardner, Fairmont Minn, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A), (d. 2014)
  • Nov 9 Alan Gratzer, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Nov 9 Bille August, director (Best Intentions, Twist & Shout)
  • Nov 9 Sharon Stouder, US, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 9 Michel Pagliaro, Quebec singer
  • Nov 9 Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician
  • Nov 10 Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy, Funeral of Patrao)
  • Nov 10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist
  • Nov 10 Hugh Moffatt, American songwriter
  • Nov 11 Vincent Schiavelli, actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light)
  • Nov 12 Errol Brown, singer-songwriter vocalist (Hot Chocolate), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 12 Hassan Rouhani, Iranian politician (President of Iran 2013-), born in Sorkheh, Semnan
  • Nov 13 Sheila Frazier, actress (Gloria-Lazarus Syndrome), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 14 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • Nov 14 Jacob Kohnstamm, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior (D66, 1994-)
  • Nov 14 James Young, rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 14 Robert Ginty, American actor (Paper Chase, White Fire), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 15 Roy P Dyson, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
  • Nov 16 Aline Issermann, director (Amant Magnifiquew)
  • Nov 16 Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer
  • Nov 16 Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • Nov 17 Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified
  • Nov 17 Howard Dean, American politician
  • Nov 18 Andrea Marcovicci, actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 18 Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)
  • Nov 18 Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Nov 20 Richard Masur, actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Samuel E Wright, Camden SC, actor (Enos, Ball Four)
  • Nov 20 John R. Bolton, American ambassador
  • Nov 21 Alphonse Mouson, rocker
  • Nov 21 Lonnie Jordan, rock keyboardist/vocalist (War), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 21 George Zimmer, American entrepreneur
  • Nov 21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazzist
  • Nov 22 Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
  • Nov 23 Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer
  • Nov 24 Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
  • Nov 24 Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • Nov 24 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
  • Nov 25 Storm Field, [Elliot], NY, weatherman (WABC TV, WCBS TV)
  • Nov 25 Jacques P. Dupuis, French Canadian politician
  • Nov 26 Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Nov 26 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Claes Elfsberg, Swedish television presenter
  • Nov 27 Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)
  • Nov 28 Agnieszka Holland, actress/director (Europa Europa), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Nov 28 Beeb Birtles, [Gerard Birtlekamp], rock guitarist (Little River Band)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 9 Edgar Kennedy, actor (Little Orphan Annie), dies at 58
  • Nov 10 Julius Curtius, German foreign minister (1929- ), dies at 71
  • Nov 12 Umberto Giordano, composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 16 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American Inventor (elecrostatic precipitator), dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Uzeir Abdul Huseyn Hajibeyov, composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 23 Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • Nov 24 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 25 Charles D Brown, actor (Eve Knew Her Apples), dies at 61
  • Nov 25 Kanbun Uechi, karate master (b. 1877)
  • Nov 30 Franco Vittadini, composer, dies at 64