What Happened in November 1950

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 1st negro player in NBA, (Celtic's Charles Cooper) Ft Wayne Ind
  • Nov 1 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

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Nov 1 Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill US President Harry Truman at Blair House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 1 Pope Pius XII claims Papal Infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
  • Nov 2 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 2 Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
  • Nov 2 The Clover Dairy Company test-market the first concentrated milk (Sealtest) in the U.S. in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Nov 4 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 4 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • Nov 4 Indonesian troops reconquer Ambon
  • Nov 4 US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record

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Nov 5 Philippines president Quirino ends emergency crisis

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Nov 6 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 6 Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
  • Nov 6 King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • Nov 7 Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan
  • Nov 7 French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • Nov 8 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • Nov 8 Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 8 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • Nov 9 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • Nov 10 After 9 years, Cleve Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • Nov 10 Clifford Odet's "Country Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala

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Nov 10 Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • Nov 12 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
  • Nov 13 US win 1st world championship bridge contest
  • Nov 13 General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
  • Nov 15 Arthur Dorrington, 1st black man in organized hockey is signed (Atl City Seagulls of Eastern Amateur Hockey League)
  • Nov 16 Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
  • Nov 16 UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps
  • Nov 16 US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat

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Nov 18 South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee

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Nov 19 US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 22 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • Nov 22 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY
  • Nov 23 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • Nov 24 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • Nov 24 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • Nov 24 US infantry division conquers Chonju Korea
  • Nov 25 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Nov 25 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • Nov 25 UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
  • Nov 26 China enters Korean conflict, sends troops across Yalu River
  • Nov 27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • Nov 27 Trial against RC clergy "imperialistic conspiracy" begins in Prague
  • Nov 28 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • Nov 29 National Council of Church of Christ in US forms
  • Nov 30 US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Dan Peck, Panama City Fla, rock vocalist/guitarist (America)
  • Nov 1 Tony Hymphris, political activist
  • Nov 3 Joe Queenan, American writer
  • Nov 3 Massimo Mongai, Italian writer
  • Nov 3 James Rothman, American Biochemist and Nobel Laureate (2013) for work on vesicle vesicle trafficking, born in Haverhill Massachusetts
  • Nov 4 Markie Post, [Marjorie], Palo Alto Cal, actress (Christine-Night Court)
  • Nov 4 Charles Frazier, American author
  • Nov 5 Debbie Massey, Grosse Pointe MI, LPGA golfer (1979 Wheeling Classic)
  • Nov 6 Ernest Thompson, Bellows Fall Vt, actor (Sierra, Westside Medical)
  • Nov 7 Alexa Canady, Lansing Michigan, 1st African American female neurosurgeon and educator
  • Nov 7 Augusto Gen'un Alcalde, Buenos Aires, 1st South American Zen teacher
  • Nov 10 Jack Scalia, American actor (Berrengers, Hollywood Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Jim Peterik, rocker (Survivor)
  • Nov 11 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 11 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 11 Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
  • Nov 11 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver

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Nov 13 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec

  • Nov 15 Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
  • Nov 16 Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)
  • Nov 16 David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)
  • Nov 16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • Nov 17 Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)
  • Nov 17 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • Nov 18 Graham Parker, musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
  • Nov 18 Rudy Sarzo, Cuban bass guitarist
  • Nov 18 Eric Pierpoint, American actor
  • Nov 20 Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • Nov 21 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Nov 21 Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
  • Nov 21 Livingston Taylor, rocker (I Will be in Love With You), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • Nov 22 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • Nov 22 Little Steven, [Van Zandt], Asbury Park NJ, rocker (Born to Run)
  • Nov 22 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • Nov 22 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • Nov 22 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • Nov 23 Cecil Hooker, rocker (Snuff)
  • Nov 23 Charles E Schumer, (Rep-D-NY, 1981-1999, Sen-D-NY, 1999 -)
  • Nov 24 Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)
  • Nov 24 Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)
  • Nov 25 Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • Nov 26 Jorge Orta, baseball player
  • Nov 27 Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler

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Nov 28 Ed Harris, American actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris
  • Nov 29 Kevin O'Donnell Jr, US, sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)
  • Nov 30 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • Nov 30 Kathryn Witt, actress (Lenny, Pam-Flying High), born in Miami, Florida
  • Nov 30 Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)

Famous Weddings


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Nov 17 Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac

Famous Deaths


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Nov 2 George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

  • Nov 4 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • Nov 5 Jacobus J E Hondius, Dutch classicist/graphic artist, dies at 53
  • Nov 16 Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)
  • Nov 18 Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60
  • Nov 19 Thomas Wood, English composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 20 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer ( Adriana Lecouvreur), dies at 84
  • Nov 25 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • Nov 25 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (b. 1873)
  • Nov 26 Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83