November 1938 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 German colonel-general Gerd von Runstedt retires
  • Nov 1 NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP
  • Nov 1 Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico
  • Nov 2 Jimmie Foxx wins his 3rd AL MVP
  • Nov 5 Ottawa Roughriders score on 5-man, 4-lateral, 65-yard punt return
  • Nov 5 Rugers beats Princeton 1st time in 60 yrs as Rutgers Stad dedicated
  • Nov 6 3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game
  • Nov 8 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila
  • Nov 9 Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner, creates Sadie Hawkins Day
  • Nov 9 Kristallnacht begins: pogrom against Jews in Germany and Austria - first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins
  • Nov 10 8.3 earthquake shakes East of Shumagin Islands, Alaska
  • Nov 10 Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)
  • Nov 10 Second day of Kristallnacht: pogrom against the Jews in Germany and Austria after assassination of a German diplomat in Paris
  • Nov 11 German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi
  • Nov 11 Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Nov 13 America's first saint, Mother Frances Cabrini, beatified
  • Nov 14 Dutch DC3 crashes at Schiphol, 6 die
  • Nov 15 First telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY
  • Nov 15 Farewell Parade of International Brigades in Barcelona
  • Nov 16 K B Regiment refuses round-table conference in East-India
  • Nov 16 LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Nov 17 Italy passes its own version of anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws
  • Nov 18 Trade union members elect John L. Lewis as the first president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
  • Nov 20 1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)
  • Nov 21 -24] Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
  • Nov 21 Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia & declared them German citizens
  • Nov 24 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 30 Fascist coup in Romania fails
  • Nov 30 Germany bans Jews being lawyers

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Patrick Buchanan, commentator/politician (Crossfire)
  • Nov 2 Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
  • Nov 2 Ria Beckers-de Bruijn, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • Nov 2 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
  • Nov 3 Pupi Avati, Bologna Italy, director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati)
  • Nov 3 Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
  • Nov 6 Dumitru Rusu, Romanian painter
  • Nov 8 John Asprey, British jeweler/multi-millionaire
  • Nov 8 Driss Basri, Moroccan Interior Minister (d. 2007)
  • Nov 9 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
  • Nov 13 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician (d. 1994)
  • Nov 16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)
  • Nov 17 Thomas Black, English industrial/auto collector
  • Nov 22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • Nov 24 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • Nov 24 Willy Claes, Belgian politician
  • Nov 25 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher
  • Nov 26 Elizabeth E Bailey, university dean (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Nov 26 Jeremy Boorda, admiral
  • Nov 26 Porter J Goss, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Nov 26 Rodney Jory, Australian physicist

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 28 Chinese politician Mao Zedong (44) weds Jiang Qing (24) in a small private ceremony

Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist & Wife of Mao Zedong
Jiang Qing
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong

Deaths in History

  • Nov 7 Earnest von Rath, German antifascist/diplomat, murdered
  • Nov 9 Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)
  • Nov 9 Edward Murray East, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 10 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder and the first President of Republic of Turkey (b. 1881)

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 11 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

  • Nov 17 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (b. 1864)
  • Nov 19 Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • Nov 20 Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)
  • Nov 26 Henry Schultz, US farm commune, dies
  • Nov 30 Corneliu Codreanu, Romania fascist/putschist (Iron Guard), dies