What Happened in November 1924

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Boston Bruins officially join the NHL, becoming the first United States based team to enter the League; Montreal Maroons also join NHL, but only last until 1938
  • Nov 2 Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle
  • Nov 4 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)

Election of Interest

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

  • Nov 4 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson one of the first two women elected US governor (of Texas) [See also Nellie Tayloe Ross, of Wyoming]
  • Nov 4 Nellie Tayloe Ross one of the first two women elected US governor (Wyoming) [See also Miriam (Ma) Ferguson, of Texas]

Election of Interest

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

  • Nov 8 Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
  • Nov 8 Fortune Theatre opens in London
  • 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 in San Francisco
  • Nov 12 Jewish school Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Hebron, Palestine
  • Nov 15 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
  • Nov 16 Cleveland Bulldogs lose, 12-7 to Frankford Yellow Jackets at Dunn Field; ends 31-game undefeated streak; NFL and 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 airliner, Fokker F.VII lands in Batavia (Java) after flying from Amsterdam
  • 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 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Queen's University wins 3rd straight Championship; 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
  • Nov 30 National Football League Championship: Cleveland Bulldogs (7-1-1) [formerly Canton] win first past the post title

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Jeff Richards [Richard Mansfield Taylor], American actor (Don't Go Near the Water), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • Nov 1 Robert Rapoport, American social anthropologist, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Nov 1 Suleyman Demirel, President of Turkey (1993-2000) and Prime Minister, born in Isparta, Atabey (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), born in Kitchener, Ontario (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 Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (NHL All Star 1947-49; Stanley Cup 1947, 48, 49, 51; Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Nov 5 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • Nov 6 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian transsexual professional whistler, born in Volary, Czechoslovakia (d. 2005)
  • Nov 7 Wolf Mankowitz, English playwright and writer (A Kid for Two Farthings), born in Spitalfields, London (d. 1998)
  • Nov 8 Joe Flynn, American character actor (McHale's Navy - "Capt. Binghamton; The Love Bug; The Rescuers), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • Nov 8 John Burgess, English rugby coach and administrator (England coach 1971-75; RFU President 1987-88), born in Salford, England (d. 1997)
  • Nov 9 Robert Frank, Swiss-American photographer (The Americans), and filmmaker (Pull My Daisy; Candy Mountain), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 2019)
  • Nov 10 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, born in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Nov 11 Piet van der Sanden, Dutch journalist and politician (CDA), born in Gouda, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Nov 11 Rusi Modi, Indian cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years), born in Bombay, India (d. 1996)
  • Nov 12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • Nov 12 Sam Jones, American jazz double bassist (Cannonball Adderly), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1981)
  • Nov 13 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist, born in Okazaki, Japan (d. 1994)
  • Nov 14 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist
  • Nov 14 Billy Jim Layton, American composer and academic, born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Nov 14 Kenneth J. Gray, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1955-74, 85-89), born in West Frankfort, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Leonid Kogan, Soviet Russian violinist (Lenin Prize, 1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine) (d. 1982)
  • Nov 14 Phyllis Avery, American actress (Ruby Gentry, George Gobel Show, Mr Novak), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Nov 16 Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA), born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Nov 16 Mel Patton, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 4x100m relay 1948; WR 100 yards 9.2s 1948), born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 18 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • Nov 19 William Russell, British actor (Doctor Who, The Great Escape, Superman), born in Sunderland, England
  • Nov 20 Benoit Mandelbrot, Polish-French-American mathematician (proved Zipf's law, discovered the Mandelbrot set), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2010)
  • Nov 20 Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus), born in Monte-Carlo, Monaco (d. 1998)
  • Nov 21 Christopher Tolkien, British author and son of J. R. R. Tolkien, born in Leeds, England (d. 2020)
  • Nov 21 Joseph Campanella, American character actor (Guiding Light, Mannix), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nov 21 Milka Planinc, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1982-86), born in Drniš, Yugoslavia (d. 2010)
  • Nov 22 Axel Borup-Jørgensen, composer (Nordisk Sommerpastorale; Thalatta! Thalatta!), born in Hjørring, Denmark (d. 2012)

Geraldine PageGeraldine Page (1924-1987)

Nov 22 American actress (Interiors, Beguiled), born in Kirksville, Missouri

  • Nov 23 Colin Turnbull, British-American anthropologist (The Forest people), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Nov 23 Paul Richards, American actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight, Breaking Point), born in Los Angeles California (d. 1974)
  • Nov 23 Paula Raymond, American actress and model (The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • Nov 24 Eileen Barton, American singer (Broadway Open House; "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake"), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2006)
  • Nov 24 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • Nov 25 Lorraine "Tui" St. George Tucker, American recorder player and composer (Peyote Concerto), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 25 Paul Desmond, American jazz alto saxophonist (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take Five"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • Nov 25 Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.
  • Nov 26 Bobby Sharp, American piano player, songwriter (“Unchain My Heart”), and drug rehab counselor, born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • Nov 26 George Segal, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Nov 26 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor ( Vancouver Symphony, 1952-64; Chicago Symphony, 1964-70; Costa Rica National Symphony, 1987-2001), born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Nov 26 Jasu Patel, Indian cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 29 wickets, BB 9-69 v Aust 1959; Gujarat), born in Ahmedabad, India (d. 1992)
  • Nov 26 Michael Holliday [Norman Milne], British pop singer ("The Story of My Life"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1963)
  • Nov 27 Theresia van der Pant, Dutch sculptor, born in Schiedam. Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Nov 28 (Gerrit Cornelis) "Kees" Otten, Dutch flautist and recorder player, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 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

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm (1924-2005)

Nov 30 1st African American Congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York


Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Gabriel Urbain Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), 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 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian pianist and composer (Lezghinka), dies at 64
  • Nov 9 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • Nov 15 Artur de Sacadura Freire Cabral, Portuguese aviator (1st flight across the south Atlantic), disappears flying over the English Channel at 43
  • Nov 16 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, Russian 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 20 Ebenezer Cobb Morley, English sportsman (drafted first FA rules), dies at 93
  • Nov 21 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • Nov 22 Herman Heijermans, Dutch writer (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies at 59

Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Nov 29 Italian opera composer (La bohème; Tosca; Madame Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65