November 1946 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • Nov 1 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created
  • Nov 1 Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • Nov 3 Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution
  • Nov 4 United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 8 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Nov 10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 12 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
  • Nov 12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
  • Nov 13 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA
  • Nov 14 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley
  • Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Another Part of the Forest" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub
  • Nov 23 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • Nov 23 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded
  • Nov 28 French Fouth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • Nov 28 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • Nov 29 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist
  • Nov 3 Nick Simper, rocker (Deep Purple)
  • Nov 4 Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer
  • Nov 4 Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady 2001-09
  • Nov 4 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer
  • Nov 5 Gram Parsons, [Cecil Ingram Connor III], Winter Haven Florida, rocker (Byrds)
  • Nov 5 Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist
  • Nov 6 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer
  • Nov 10 David Stockman, Reagan's ex-budget director
  • Nov 11 Corrine Brown, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Nov 11 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10)
  • Nov 17 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • Nov 18 Alan Dean Foster, American sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
  • Nov 20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 22 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • Nov 23 Bobby L Rush, (Rep-D-Illinois)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Nov 24 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)
  • Nov 26 Angus Suttie, English potter
  • Nov 26 Burt Reiter, rocker (Focus)
  • Nov 28 Joe Dante, director (Matinee, Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Gremlins)
  • Nov 28 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • Nov 29 Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet
  • Nov 30 Marina Abramović, Belgrade Serbia, US based performance artist

Deaths in History

  • Nov 14 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • Nov 22 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • Nov 23 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered