November 1947 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Nov 1 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane
  • Nov 1 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
  • Nov 2 Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
  • Nov 12 Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
  • Nov 16 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
  • Nov 19 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
  • Nov 20 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
  • Nov 20 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei
  • Nov 20 UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
  • Nov 23 French government of Schumann forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

  • Nov 25 New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
  • Nov 29 UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • Nov 30 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Mazie Hirono, American politician
  • Nov 7 Bob Anderson, English darts player
  • Nov 8 Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro Tenn, MD/astro (STS 51D, 40, SK:58)
  • Nov 10 Bechir Gemayel, pres Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982)
  • Nov 11 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
  • Nov 12 Patrice Leconte, director (Monsieur Hire, Hairdresser's Husband)
  • Nov 14 P J O'Rourke, writer (Easy Money)
  • Nov 14 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr], US accordionist (On Track), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Nov 15 William B Richardson, (Rep-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
  • Nov 17 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • Nov 17 Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • Nov 19 Lamar Smith, (Rep-R-Texas)
  • Nov 21 Dick W de Cloe, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Nov 22 Alfredo Cristiani, president of El Salvador (1989-94)
  • Nov 22 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • Nov 23 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner
  • Nov 25 Jonathan Kaplan, director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 29 Petra Kelly, Gunzburg, Bavaria, German politician and activist (German Green Party)
  • Nov 30 David Mamet, playwright/dir (Speed the Plow, House of Games), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 30 Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (That Drawer Jahwes), dies at 64
  • Nov 12 Emmuska Orczy, British author (Scarlet Pimpernel), dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • Nov 17 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", dies at 83
  • Nov 17 Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  • Nov 20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, dies at 26
  • Nov 25 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (b. 1876)
  • Nov 28 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44