What Happened in November 1913

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 1 Less than a week after the US non-intervention promise, President Woodrow Wilson demands that Mexican dictator Huerta resigns

  • Nov 1 Notre Dame upsets Army, 35-13 in the colleges' inaugural football game; quarterback Gus Dorais (14 of 17 passes, 243 yards, 2 TDs) and receiver Knute Rockne use forward pass effectively
  • Nov 2 St. Louis Browns player-manager George Stovall, fired the previous summer, is the first MLB player to jump to the Federal League, signing to manage the Kansas City Packers
  • Nov 5 Ludwig III crowned king of Bavaria

Historic Event

Nov 6 Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa

  • Nov 9 Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
  • Nov 15 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Australian Ernie Parker beats NZ namesake Harry Parker 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • Nov 17 1st US dental hygienists course forms, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Nov 17 The first ship sails through the Panama Canal, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
  • Nov 18 Lincoln Deachey becomes the first American pilot to perform an aircraft loop-the-loop in his Curtiss aeroplane near San Diego
  • Nov 23 Jim Larkin and James Connolly establish the Irish Citizens Army in order to protect strikers
  • Nov 25 The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
  • Nov 26 Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City
  • Nov 26 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers beat Toronto Parkdale, 44-2; second-largest margin of victory in a Grey Cup final

Famous Birthdays

Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster (1913-1994)

Nov 2 American actor (Apartment, From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry), born in NYC, New York

  • Nov 2 Ivor Roberts-Jones, British sculptor (known for sculpted heads of Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas), born in Oswestry, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 4 Gig Young [Byron Elsworth Barr], American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 1978)
  • Nov 5 John McGiver, American character actor (Patty Duke Show; Jimmy Stewart Show; Fitzwilly), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh (1913-1967)

Nov 5 English actress (Gone With The Wind; A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Darjeeling, Bengal Presidency, India

Albert CamusAlbert Camus (1913-1960)

Nov 7 French playwright (Les Justes - The Just Assassins), novelist (L'Étranger - The Stranger), and philosopher (Nobel Prize for Literature 1957), born in Dréan, Algeria

  • Nov 8 Robert Strauss, American actor (Stalag 17, The Seven Year Itch), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Nov 9 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Nov 10 Alvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, Ukrainian composer (From The Whole Heart), born in Radziwiłłowo, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • Nov 11 Peter Black, English TV critic, born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 13 Alexander Scourby, American actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Nov 13 Helen Mack, American actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Nov 13 Lon Nol, Cambodian politician, 7th President of the Khmer Republic (1972-75), born in Kampong Leav, Prey Veng, Cambodia (d. 1985)
  • Nov 15 Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 19 Blue Barron [Harry Freidman], American "sweet music" orchestra leader ("Cruising Down The River"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Nov 20 Irina Nijinska, Russian-Polish-American ballet dancer, and teacher, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1991)
  • Nov 20 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), born in Starke, Florida (d. 1983)
  • Nov 21 Roy Boulting, British film director and producer (Desert Victory), born in Bray, Berkshire, Eng (d. 2001)
  • Nov 22 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)
  • Nov 22 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5 x Grand Slam doubles champion; Davis Cup 1946, 48, 49), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Nov 22 English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

  • Nov 24 Gisela Mauermeyer, German discus thrower (Olympic gold 1936), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Nov 24 Howard Duff, American actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 1990)
  • Nov 25 Jack Davies, English screenwriter (Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Nov 25 Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)
  • Nov 26 Foy Draper, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1936 WR 39.8s), born in Georgetown, Texas (d. 1943)
  • Nov 27 Frances Swem Anderson, American technologist (nuclear medicine), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Nov 27 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1999)
  • Nov 28 Hugo Pos, Surinamese-Dutch poet and writer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 2000)
  • Nov 29 Benjamin Markarian, Armenian astrophysicist (Markarian galaxies), born in Shaumiani, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • Nov 30 John K. M. McCaffery, American TV host (One Minute Please), born in Moscow, Idaho (d. 1983)

Famous Weddings

Oliver Hardy

Nov 17 Film comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia; divorce in 1921

  • Nov 25 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in The White House

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, Prussian composer, dies at 83

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)

Nov 7 British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of the theory of evolution through natural selection, dies at 90

  • Nov 25 Robert Stawell Ball, Irish mathematician and astronomer (Ball Screw), dies at 73