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 United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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 sentenced to death
  • 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