November 1945 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson
  • Nov 3 Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi
  • Nov 5 Colombia joins the United Nations.
  • Nov 6 House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators
  • Nov 6 The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down
  • Nov 8 Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550
  • Nov 10 General Enver Hoxha becomes leader of Albania
  • Nov 10 Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
  • Nov 12 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)
  • Nov 13 Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
  • Nov 14 H Lindsay & R Crouse's "State of the Union" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 14 Java: Sutan Sjahrir appointed as forming government
  • Nov 15 The rules are revised for election of modern players to the Hall of Fame
  • Nov 16 Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College
  • Nov 16 Founding of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
  • Nov 16 Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)
  • Nov 17 New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF
  • Nov 20 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
  • Nov 20 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch parliament in Hague
  • Nov 21 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres
  • Nov 21 General Motors workers go on strike
  • Nov 23 Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
  • Nov 26 During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Nov 27 Trial against NSB-leader Mussert begins
  • Nov 27 Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft re-buried in presence of Queen Wilhelmina
  • Nov 29 Yugoslavian Socialist Republic proclaimed

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Nov 5 Aleka Papariga, Greek politician
  • Nov 6 Robert J Mrazek, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • Nov 8 David Jessel, British TV-reporter
  • Nov 9 Roger Lee Jones, WV, child molester (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 11 Daniel Ortega Saavedra, president of Nicaragua (1984-90)
  • Nov 12 Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)
  • Nov 12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • Nov 13 John B. Craig, American diplomat
  • Nov 14 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian First Lady (d. 2005)
  • Nov 16 Martine van Hamel, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 17 Jeremy Hanley, British Lower house member
  • Nov 17 Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)
  • Nov 20 Rachid Mimouni, author
  • Nov 23 Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
  • Nov 23 Jerry Harris, American sculptor
  • Nov 25 Patrick Nagel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • Nov 26 Bj√∂rn von Sydow, Swedish politician
  • Nov 27 Alain de Cadenet, SPEED Channel personality
  • Nov 30 Michael Joyce, Irish stage manager and theatre director, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1994)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • Nov 16 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • Nov 20 Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)