Historical Events in November 1946

  • 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 UN Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization formed

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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

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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
  • 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 to death sentenced
  • 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