What Happened in November 1920

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 1 American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.

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Nov 2 Warren G. Harding is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate James M. Cox

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Nov 3 "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater
  • Nov 8 Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn
  • Nov 8 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th

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Nov 10 George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 11 Great Britain's monument to her war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, unveiled
  • Nov 11 The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
  • Nov 12 Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner
  • Nov 12 The Dalmatian coast between Italy and Yugoslavia is ceded to Yugoslavia
  • Nov 13 Hudson River frozen at Albany
  • Nov 14 American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards
  • Nov 14 The Russian Bolshevik army occupies Sebastopol, ending anticommunist attempts to regain the government of Russia
  • Nov 15 Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen" premieres in Nuremberg
  • Nov 15 Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
  • Nov 15 League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva
  • Nov 16 Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
  • Nov 16 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn
  • Nov 18 Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC
  • Nov 21 Karel Capék's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague

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Nov 21 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 25 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)
  • Nov 25 WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
  • Nov 27 "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film
  • Nov 28 Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 James J. Kilpatrick, American newspaper journalist and columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Nov 1 Ted Lowe, English former snooker commentator
  • Nov 2 Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, Colombian composer, born in Bogota (d. 2011)
  • Nov 2 Lewis Charles, American actor (Feather & Father Gang), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • Nov 3 Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
  • Nov 4 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game)
  • Nov 5 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 5 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 6 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), (d. 1995)
  • Nov 8 Esther Rolle, American actress (Good Times, Maude), born in Pompano Beach Florida (d. 1998)
  • Nov 8 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
  • Nov 9 Byron de la Beckwith, American white supremacist, born in Colusa, California (d. 2001)
  • Nov 10 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • Nov 10 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur
  • Nov 11 Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
  • Nov 12 Richard Quine, actor and director (Clay Pigeon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 13 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), born in Miami, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • Nov 14 Johnny Desmond, singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 15 Wayne Thiebaud, American painter
  • Nov 16 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 17 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer (d. 2005)
  • Nov 18 Alfred William Bedford, test pilot
  • Nov 18 Louis Alfred Mennini, composer
  • Nov 18 Mustafa Khalil, Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)
  • Nov 19 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner

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Nov 19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
  • Nov 20 Armin Schibler, composer
  • Nov 20 Douglas Dick, Charlestown WV, actor (Carl-Waterfront)
  • Nov 21 Ralph Meeker, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Nov 21 Stan Musial, American MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Nov 22 Anne Crawford, British film actor (d. 1956)
  • Nov 23 Chalmers P Wylie, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
  • Nov 23 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
  • Nov 23 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • Nov 24 Anthony Griffin, sailor
  • Nov 24 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
  • Nov 25 Ricardo Montalban, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)
  • Nov 25 Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, King of Malaysia (d. 2000)
  • Nov 25 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • Nov 26 Istvan Sarkozy, composer
  • Nov 26 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
  • Nov 26 Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
  • Nov 27 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • Nov 27 David Waller, actor (Shadowlands, Work is a 4 Letter Word)
  • Nov 27 Elaine Greene, literary Agent
  • Nov 27 John Richard Ravensdale, historian
  • Nov 27 Max Tripels, Ditch politician, lawyer, and director
  • Nov 27 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Nov 28 Cecilia Colledge, England, figure skater (Olympic silver 1936)
  • Nov 29 Yegor Ligachev, Soviet politician
  • Nov 30 Virginia Mayo, actress (Out of the Blue, White Heat), born in St Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
  • Nov 8 Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83
  • Nov 8 Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
  • Nov 21 Caryl Florio, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 21 William James Robjohn, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 22 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • Nov 23 Mohammed ibn Addoellah, Somalian resistances leader "Mad Molla", dies
  • Nov 25 Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)