On This Day

What Happened in November 1926

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 US Air Commerce Act passes

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Nov 3 Legendary baseball figure Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager; replaced by George Moriarty, first man to hold MLB's 4 principal jobs: player, umpire, scout and manager

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
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Nov 9 Italian Communist leader Antonio Gramsci is arrested in Rome

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci
  • Nov 10 Guomindang-regring deallocates seat of Kanton to Wuhan (Hankou)

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Nov 10 Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey

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Nov 11 Future Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman Eddie Collins is released as Chicago White Sox player/manager; replaced by another future HOF'er catcher Ray Schalk

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Nov 11 U.S. Route 66 is established from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California 2,448 miles (3,940 km)
  • Nov 12 The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers
  • Nov 13 Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) uprising in Bantam, West Java
  • Nov 15 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)
  • Nov 15 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
  • Nov 16 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
  • Nov 17 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Nov 18 Pope Pius XI encyclical On persecution of Church in Mexico

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nov 18 George Bernard Shaw accepts the Nobel Prize for Literature but refuses the prize money, saying "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize."

Playwright George Bernard Shaw
Playwright
George Bernard Shaw
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Nov 19 British miners' strike ends after 28 weeks

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Nov 19 Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Nov 22 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth

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Nov 23 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Nov 24 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 24 Sri Aurobindo retires to lead life of seclusion, hands responsibility for followers to Mirra Alfassa (founding of Sri Aurobindo ashram)
  • Nov 27 110,000 watch US Army & Navy play a 21-all tie

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Nov 27 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • Nov 27 Italian & Albania sign peace treaty
  • Nov 27 KXL-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 27 Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins

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Nov 29 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • Nov 29 W Somerset Maughams "Constant Wife" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Betsy Palmer [Patricia Betsy Hrunek], American actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Myer Skoog, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 1952-4; Minneapolis Lakers), born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 2019)
  • Nov 3 Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Nov 5 Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Nov 5 John Berger, English art critic and author (Ways of Seeing), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Nov 6 Brian Abel-Smith, British economist and expert adviser, born in Kensington Court Gardens, London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 7 Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson, Chicago, Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 9 Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1998)
  • Nov 11 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • Nov 12 Jack Ryan, American inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels, Chatty Cathy)
  • Nov 13 Max Vernon Mathews, American composer, born in Columbus, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • Nov 13 Don Gordon [Donald Guadagno], American actor (Bullitt, Papillon), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Nov 13 Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland (1979-87), born in Easton, Maryland
  • Nov 16 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • Nov 18 Kim Besly, Peace activist (Greenham Common) (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Estanislao Basora, Spanish footballer (The Monster of Colombes, 22 caps for Spain, 301 matches for Barcelona), born in Barcelona, Catalonia (d. 2012)
  • Nov 19 Jeane J Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN (R), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • Nov 20 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist, born in Chadderton, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • Nov 20 Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-American endocrinologist (Nobel 1997), born in Wilno, Poland
  • Nov 22 Lew Burdette, baseball player
  • Nov 22 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
  • Nov 23 Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
  • Nov 23 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), born in Harmontown, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Nov 23 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru and philosopher
  • Nov 23 Vann Molyvann, Cambodian architect (New Khmer architecture), born in Ream, Cambodia (d. 2017)
  • Nov 24 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
  • Nov 24 Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Nov 25 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • Nov 25 Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)
  • Nov 25 Poul [William] Anderson, American sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)
  • Nov 26 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, born in Narni, Italy (d. 2007)

Person of interestBeji Caid Essebsi

Nov 29 Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia's 1st freely elected President (2014-2019), born in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia (d. 2019)

President of Tunisia Beji Caid Essebsi
President of Tunisia
Beji Caid Essebsi
  • Nov 30 Richard Crenna, American actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 10 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor and director (Krates), dies at 72
  • Nov 1 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests), dies at 69

Person of interestAnnie Oakley

Nov 3 Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], American sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), dies of pernicious anemia at 66

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Nov 17 Carl Akeley, American taxidermist and naturalist who developed the animal mount process and other techniques for museums, dies at 62
  • Nov 22 Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • Nov 23 Frederic Ayers, American composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 26 John M Brown, US weapons constructor, dies