November 1927 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
  • Nov 3 Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)
  • Nov 9 Giant Panda discovered, China
  • Nov 9 Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
  • Nov 12 1st underwater tunnel, Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens
  • Nov 12 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

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Nov 12 Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 13 NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • Nov 14 World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die
  • Nov 17 Tornado hits Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 22 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)
  • Nov 22 George Gershwin's "Funny Face" premieres in NYC

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Nov 22 Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 22 Belgian government of Henri Jaspar falls

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 John Sainsbury, English billionaire
  • Nov 2 Steve Ditko, American artist
  • Nov 9 Carel W H Boshoff, South African head (Broederbond/Volkswag)
  • Nov 10 Jacob Pleydell-Bouvery 8th earl of Radnor/art collector
  • Nov 11 Lord Wolfson, English multi-millionaire
  • Nov 12 Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)
  • Nov 13 Billy Klüver, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • Nov 15 Gregor Mackenzie, British politician (d. 1992)
  • Nov 17 Ellis Hillman, politician
  • Nov 23 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)
  • Nov 24 Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)
  • Nov 26 Ernie Coombs, American children's entertainer (d. 2001)
  • Nov 27 William Simon, US sect of Treasury

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 29 Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • Nov 11 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
  • Nov 23 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • Nov 26 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • Nov 28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies