What Happened in November 1922

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 1 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam

End of the Ottoman Empire

Nov 1 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk takes Constantinople from Mehmed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire

  • Nov 1 In an all-American bout, Mickey Walker upsets defending champion Jack Britton in a 15-round points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC; wins world welterweight boxing crown
  • Nov 2 Allies deliberate over German mark
  • Nov 3 Greek parliament bans Prince Andreas for life
  • Nov 5 Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent

Nobel Prize

Nov 9 Frederick Soddy wins the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (announced in 1922 due to a technicality)

  • Nov 11 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
  • Nov 12 The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana

Music Premiere

Nov 13 George M. Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Nov 13 Marc Connelly and George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC

Radio Premiere

Nov 14 BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House

  • Nov 14 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends

Election of Interest

Nov 15 British General Election: Conservative party wins a majority under Andrew Bonar Law

Historic Event

Nov 16 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite

  • Nov 16 Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Mehmed VI asks the British army for help
  • Nov 17 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, is expelled to Malta on a British warship
  • Nov 18 Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
  • Nov 19 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
  • Nov 20 Zoe Akins' play "Texas Nightingale" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as first female US Senator

Election of Interest

Nov 22 British Labour party elects Ramsay MacDonald as leader

  • Nov 22 Library Ave in Bronx named
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government

Historic Event

Nov 24 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"

Historic Event

Nov 25 Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan becomes Regent of Japan in his ailing father's stead

Historic Event

Nov 26 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

  • Nov 26 1st successful Technicolor movie (The Toll of the Sea), premieres at the Rialto Theatre in NYC
  • Nov 28 6 ex-ministers executed in Greece
  • Nov 28 Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
  • Nov 30 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho

Historic Event

Nov 30 Adolf Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich, Germany


Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 George S. Irving [Shelasky], American broadway singer and actor (Dumplings), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Nov 2 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology) (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1982)
  • Nov 4 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Nov 4 Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, French resistance fighter and assassin of Admiral of the Fleet and Vichy Prime Minister François Darlan, born in Algiers, French Empire (d. 1942)
  • Nov 4 Ralph Sutton, American stride and Dixieland jazz pianist and composer, born in Hamburg, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Nov 5 Violet Barclay, American illustrator, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)
  • Nov 6 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • Nov 6 Michel Crozier, French sociologist, born in Sainte-Menehould, France (d. 2013)
  • Nov 7 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)

Christiaan Barnard

Nov 8 Christiaan Barnard, South African cardiac surgeon who performed the 1st heart transplant, born in Beaufort West, Union of South Africa (d. 2001)

  • Nov 8 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Porgy & Bess), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Nov 9 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • Nov 9 Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1974)

Kurt Vonnegut

Nov 11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)

  • Nov 12 Kim Hunter [Janet Cole], American actress (A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • Nov 13 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • Nov 13 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Nov 13 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (The Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1984)
  • Nov 14 Veronica Lake [Constance Ockleman], American actress (Sullivan's Travels, I Married a Witch), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 14 Marina Candael, Flemish dancer and choreography (Rhapsody in Blue), born Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • Nov 15 Francesco Rosi, director (Lucky Luciano), born in Naples, Italy
  • Nov 15 Giorgio Manganelli, writer
  • Nov 15 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • Nov 16 Royal Dano, American actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Nov 16 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)

José Saramago

Nov 16 José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)

  • Nov 17 Emile Noel, international civil servant
  • Nov 18 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1967)
  • Nov 18 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936) (d. 1992)
  • Nov 18 Viktor Afanasyev, Soviet politician and editor (Pravda), born in Aktamysh, Tatar A.S.S.R., Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (d. 1994)
  • Nov 18 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Nov 19 Stanley Keith Runcorn, British geophysicist (pioneering studies of paleomagnetism provided early evidence in support of the theory of continental drift), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist and epigrapher (major role indeciphering Mayan script), born in Kharkov, Ukraine, U.S.S.R. (d. 1999)
  • Nov 20 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Nov 21 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), born in A Coruña, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Nov 21 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach, born in Ryan, Oklahoma (d. 2002)
  • Nov 22 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1984)

Eugene Stoner

Nov 22 Eugene Stoner, American firearms designer and inventor of the M16, born in Gosport, Indiana (d. 1997)

  • Nov 23 Manuel Fraga Iribarne, president of Spanish Galicia
  • Nov 25 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, born in Poruba (d. 2013)
  • Nov 25 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (Le tour de chant de Gloria Lasso), born in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia (d. 2005)

Charles M. Schulz

Nov 26 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (Peanuts), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2000)

  • Nov 26 Étienne Gailly, Belgian long distance runner (famous Olympic bronze finish 1948), born in Beringen, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Nov 28 Helen Copley, American newspaper publisher (The San Diego Union-Tribune), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2004)
  • Nov 29 Benjamin Smit, Curacaos architect (St Elizabeth Hospital)
  • Nov 29 Minnie Miñoso, Cuban Baseball HOF left-fielder (9 x MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago White Sox), born in Perico, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • Nov 30 Robert Evett, American composer, born in Loveland, Colorado (d. 1975)
  • Nov 30 Weston Noble, American music educator and conductor (Luther College, 1948-2005), born in Riceville, Iowa (d. 2016)

Famous Divorces

Frank Lloyd Wright

Nov 13 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (55) divorces socialite Catherine Tobin after 33 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Alfred Capus, French journalist and playwright, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 William Baines, English composer, dies of TB at 23
  • Nov 6 Morgan Bulkeley, American politician (US Senator - Connecticut 1905-11) and Baseball HOF administrator (NL President 1876), dies at 84
  • Nov 7 Sam Thompson, American Baseball HOF right fielder (NL batting champion 1887 Detroit Wolverines; NL HR leader 1889, 1895 Philadelphia Quakers), dies at 62
  • Nov 14 Karl Michael Ziehrer, Austrian composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 14 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", dies at 58
  • Nov 16 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • Nov 17 Robert Comtesse, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1899-1912), dies at 75
  • Nov 18 Marcel Proust, French intellectual and author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
  • Nov 19 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • Nov 21 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).