Historical Events in November 1945

  • 1st First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
  • 3rd Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi
  • 5th Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • 6th House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators
  • 6th The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down
  • 8th "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 8th Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550
  • 10th "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • 10th College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0
  • 10th General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania
  • 10th Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
  • 12th Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)
  • 13th Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • 14th H Lindsay & R Crouse's "State of the Union" premieres in NYC
  • 14th Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
  • 15th The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
  • 16th Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
  • 16th Founding of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • 16th 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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16th "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
  • 17th "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 17th New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF

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

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

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26th 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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26th "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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27th Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China

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