November 1928 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 1st celebration of Authors' Day

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Nov 1 Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Nov 3 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
  • Nov 4 Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua
  • Nov 6 Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds

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Nov 6 Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Nov 6 Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
  • Nov 6 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
  • Nov 10 Hirohito's official coronation as Emperor of Japan
  • Nov 11 France's 5th government of PoincarĂ© forms
  • Nov 11 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • Nov 17 Boston Garden officially opens
  • Nov 17 Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years
  • Nov 20 WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)
  • Nov 26 Paul Claudel's "Lepdrehumily" premieres in Dresden
  • Nov 26 Philip Barry's "Holiday" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer
  • Nov 2 Paul Johnson, British historian
  • Nov 3 Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Hannah Weiner American experimental poet
  • Nov 7 Richard G. Scott, LDS apostle
  • Nov 7 Norton Zinder, biologist (genetic transduction), born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 Anne Sexton, Newton Mass, poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967)
  • Nov 10 William Staveley, British admiral
  • Nov 11 Edward Zorinsky, (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88)
  • Nov 11 Carlos Fuentes, Panama City, Panama, author (The Death of Artemio Cruz), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 12 Johan B W Polak, Dutch publisher/publicist (Bloom of Decadence)
  • Nov 15 William Heirens, Evanston, Illinois, serial killer (Lipstick Killer), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 22 Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (d. 2008)
  • Nov 28 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng
  • Nov 28 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (d. 1980)
  • Nov 29 Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter
  • Nov 29 Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • Nov 30 Chic Hecht, (Sen-R-NV, 1983- )

Deaths in History

  • Nov 13 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • Nov 15 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American Geologist and educator, dies at 85
  • Nov 17 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
  • Nov 21 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • Nov 26 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65