What Happened in November 1924

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
  • Nov 1 Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
  • Nov 2 Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle
  • Nov 4 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • Nov 4 Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 Calvin Coolidge is elected to a full term as President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate John W. Davis

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge

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Nov 4 Stanley Baldwin becomes Britain's Prime Minister for a second time after a landslide victory over Ramsay MacDonald's Labour Party

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Nov 8 Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
  • Nov 8 Fortune Theatre opens in London
  • Nov 9 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st US elected woman governor (of Texas)
  • Nov 10 Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
  • Nov 11 Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
  • Nov 11 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (San Francisco)
  • Nov 12 Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron
  • Nov 15 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
  • Nov 16 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • Nov 21 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR
  • Nov 22 Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan
  • Nov 24 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
  • Nov 24 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • Nov 26 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
  • Nov 27 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7)
  • Nov 27 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • Nov 28 Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Nov 29 12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
  • Nov 29 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
  • Nov 30 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • Nov 30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Robert N Rapoport, social anthropologist
  • Nov 1 Suleyman Demirel, President of Turkey (1993-2000) and Prime Minister, born in Isparta, Atabey (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (d. 1988)
  • Nov 2 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Nov 4 Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
  • Nov 5 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • Nov 6 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian transsexual professional whistler, born in Volary, Sudetenland (d. 2005)
  • Nov 7 Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright
  • Nov 8 Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 9 Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Nov 10 Russell Johnson, actor (the professor in Gilligan's Island), born in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Nov 11 Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (CDA)
  • Nov 11 Rusi Modi, cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years)
  • Nov 12 Sam Jones, jazz bassist (d. 1981)
  • Nov 12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 13 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, born in Okazaki, Japan (d. 1994)
  • Nov 14 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist
  • Nov 14 Billy Jim Layton, composer
  • Nov 14 Kenneth J Gray, (Rep-D-IL, 1955-75, 85- )
  • Nov 14 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia
  • Nov 14 Phyllis Avery, American actress (Alice-George Gobel Show, Ruth-Mr Novak), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 16 Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA)
  • Nov 16 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 18 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Scottish jurist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 19 William Russell, British actor (Doctor Who), born in Sunderland, England
  • Nov 20 Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician (proved Zipf's law), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Nov 21 Joseph Campanella, American actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), born in New York City
  • Nov 21 Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, born in Leeds, England
  • Nov 22 Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer

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Nov 22 Geraldine Page, American actress (Interiors, Beguiled), born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 1987)

  • Nov 23 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist
  • Nov 23 Paul Richards, CA, actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight)
  • Nov 23 Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
  • Nov 24 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • Nov 25 Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist
  • Nov 25 Tui St George Tucker, composer
  • Nov 25 Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.
  • Nov 26 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
  • Nov 26 Jasu Patel, cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959)
  • Nov 27 Theresa R van der Pant, sculptor
  • Nov 28 Kees [Gerrit C] Otten, Dutch flutist
  • Nov 30 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Nov 30 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern

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Nov 30 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26 Comic actor Charlie Chaplin (35) weds "The Kid" actress Lita Grey (16) in Mexico

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Actress Lita Grey
Lita Grey

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Gabriel Urbain Faure, French composer (Requiem), dies at 79
  • Nov 4 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  • Nov 7 Hans Thoma, German painter, dies at 75
  • Nov 8 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 9 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • Nov 16 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 16 Edward Everett Rice, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 19 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • Nov 19 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • Nov 21 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • Nov 22 Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 29 Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini