November 1937 in History

Events in History


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Nov 1 Stalinists execute by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women).

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 2 AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP

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Nov 5 Adolf Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 8 The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
  • Nov 9 Japanese army conquers Shanghai
  • Nov 9 St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP

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Nov 10 Brazilian dictator Getulio Vargas proclaims "Estado novo"

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Nov 11 Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
  • Nov 11 Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
  • Nov 15 First US congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
  • Nov 17 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
  • Nov 23 Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 23 Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier

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Nov 23 John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 25 World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
  • Nov 29 Prince Bernhard injured in auto accident in Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Lynn Woolsey, (Rep-D-California)
  • Nov 6 Bas de Gaay Fortman, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • Nov 9 Roger McCough, British poet
  • Nov 9 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician
  • Nov 11 Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • Nov 12 Peter Lloyd, British MP
  • Nov 12 Richard H Truly, Fayette Miss, Rear Adm USN/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 8)
  • Nov 20 Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright
  • Nov 21 Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)
  • Nov 22 Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)
  • Nov 26 Boris Borisovich Yegorov, USSR, doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • Nov 27 Gail Sheehy, author (Hustling)
  • Nov 29 Johan J Holst, Norwegian minister of Defense/Foreign affairs
  • Nov 30 Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer

Deaths in History


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Nov 8 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), dies of natural causes at sea on board the liner Reina del Pacifico at 71

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Nov 23 Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)
  • Nov 23 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)