November 1943 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
  • Nov 1 US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island
  • Nov 2 Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
  • Nov 3 P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North Holland
  • Nov 5 Vatican in Rome bombed by unknown source
  • Nov 6 Soviet troops land on Kertsj peninsula
  • Nov 6 Soviet forces reconquer Kiev

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 6 Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 8 France arrests government of Lebanon after they abolish the French mandate
  • Nov 11 US air raid on Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  • Nov 12 Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in Netherlands
  • Nov 14 J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN
  • Nov 16 World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
  • Nov 18 First US ambassador to Canada, Ray Atherton, nominated
  • Nov 18 444 British bombers attack Berlin
  • Nov 18 U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 19 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 20 U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 20 US forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in Gilbert Island
  • Nov 21 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Nov 22 France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprison Lebanese government
  • Nov 22 RAF begins air bombing of Berlin
  • Nov 22 US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island
  • Nov 23 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
  • Nov 23 British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operations
  • Nov 23 US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japanese
  • Nov 25 U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 27 Conference of Tehran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)
  • Nov 28 FDR, Churchill & Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
  • Nov 29 Partisan Tito forms temporary government in Jajce, Bosnia
  • Nov 29 U-86 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • Nov 29 US aircraft carrier Hornet launched

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Oldrich Pelcak, Czechoslovakia, cosmonaut
  • Nov 4 Marlene Jobert, novelist (Adventures of John Difool)
  • Nov 5 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
  • Nov 7 Judith Frost, British Columbia, artist (To Red, Dust Drawings)
  • Nov 7 Wensley Haydon-Baillie, English pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Nov 7 Stephen Greenblatt, American literary critic
  • Nov 7 Boris Gromov, Russian general

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 7 Michael Spence, American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, born in Montclair, New Jersey

Economist Michael Spence
Economist
Michael Spence
  • Nov 10 Saxby Chambliss, American politician
  • Nov 11 Jan Adamski, Polish International Chess Master (1976)
  • Nov 13 AndrĂ©-Gilles Fortin, Canadian politician (d. 1977)
  • Nov 14 Peter Norton, American software engineer
  • Nov 15 Roger Donaldson, director (Cocktail, Cadillac Man, White Sands)
  • Nov 20 Lindsay Thomas, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • Nov 21 Larry Mahan, Oregon, rodeo champ (1967-70)
  • Nov 21 Phil Bredesen, American politician
  • Nov 21 Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer
  • Nov 22 George W [Buddy] Darden, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • Nov 23 Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
  • Nov 24 Richard Tee, US pianist (Stuff, Strokin')
  • Nov 26 Gerald D Kleczka, (Rep-D-WI, 1984- )
  • Nov 26 Paul Burnett, English disc-jockey
  • Nov 26 Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • Nov 27 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
  • Nov 29 Sue Miller, American author

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 62
  • Nov 9 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Nov 19 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Antoine), dies at 85
  • Nov 24 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • Nov 24 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • Nov 24 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
  • Nov 27 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)