What Happened in November 1919

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 British Admiral David Beatty becomes First Sea Lord

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Nov 5 Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio
  • Nov 6 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"
  • Nov 7 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
  • Nov 10 1st observance of National Book Week
  • Nov 10 American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)
  • Nov 11 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • Nov 12 Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
  • Nov 14 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • Nov 15 US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
  • Nov 16 Admiral Horthy conquers Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic
  • Nov 18 H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
  • Nov 20 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)
  • Nov 22 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • Nov 22 Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day and 48-hour week
  • Nov 27 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Ignacy Jan Paderewski resigns as Polish Prime Minister

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • Nov 28 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 2 Jorge de Sena, Portuguese novelist and poet (Reino da Estupidez), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1978)
  • Nov 2 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), born in Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Nov 3 Bert Freed, American character actor (Shane, Invaders From Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 3 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Martin Balsam, American charaacter actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 5 Myron Floren, Webster SD, accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Nov 5 Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher (d. 1978)
  • Nov 6 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • Nov 8 P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)
  • Nov 10 Clyde "Bulldog" Turner, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 10 Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire), born in Musumba (d. 1969)
  • Nov 10 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)

Person of interestMikhail Kalashnikov

Nov 10 Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor of the AK-47, born in Kurya, Kuryinsky District, Altai Krai, Russia (d. 2013)

  • Nov 10 François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), born in Paris, France (d. 2002)
  • Nov 11 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Lisa Otto, German soprano
  • Nov 15 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Great Neck, Long Island (d. 2007)
  • Nov 15 Joseph Wapner, American judge (People's Court), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Nov 16 Udo Kasemets, composer
  • Nov 17 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 17 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • Nov 19 Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), born in North Shields, England (d. 2016)
  • Nov 20 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (d. 2011)
  • Nov 20 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician
  • Nov 20 John McCarthy, composer
  • Nov 21 Steve Brodie [John Stevenson], American actor (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in El Dorado, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • Nov 22 Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
  • Nov 23 Claudio Santoro, composer
  • Nov 23 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • Nov 24 John Silverlight, journalist
  • Nov 24 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2005)
  • Nov 25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Nov 27 Siegfried Naumann, composer
  • Nov 28 Keith Miller, cricketer (one of Australia's best ever all-rounders)
  • Nov 29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • Nov 30 Anne S Wadman, Frisian literary (Fioele & faem, Smearlappen)
  • Nov 30 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6 "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • Nov 9 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • Nov 15 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies at 52
  • Nov 15 Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • Nov 18 Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
  • Nov 18 Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), dies at 60
  • Nov 22 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)