Historical Events in November 1945

  • 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