What Happened in November 1929

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
  • Nov 4 John Baldridge's "Berkeley Square" premieres in NYC

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Nov 4 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains. The first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Nov 7 Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building in New York
  • Nov 8 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 17 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

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Nov 17 Joseph Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 18 Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
  • Nov 18 Joseph Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
  • Nov 20 First broadcast of "Goldbergs" on US radio

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Nov 20 Salvador Dali's first one-man show

Painter Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
  • Nov 28 Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight
  • Nov 28 Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chic Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
  • Nov 29 Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
  • Nov 30 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Betsy Palmer, actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th), born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • Nov 1 Nicholas Mavroules, (Rep-D-MA, 1979- )
  • Nov 1 Rudy [Herman R] Kousbroek, literary (Leopold the Buch)
  • Nov 2 Harold Farberman, American conductor and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Milan Stibilj, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nov 2 Rachel Ames, actress (Line Up, Audrey-Gen Hospital), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 4 Jimmy Piersall, baseball player (Red Sox, Senators, Indians)
  • Nov 4 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor (d. 1987)
  • Nov 5 Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor
  • Nov 7 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor
  • Nov 8 Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)
  • Nov 8 António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher
  • Nov 8 Bobby Bowden, American football coach
  • Nov 9 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian composer, born in Volgograd, Russia
  • Nov 9 Severn Darden, American actor (Luv, President's Analyst, Saturday the 14th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Nov 9 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2005)

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Nov 9 Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
Author and Nobel Laureate
Imre Kertész
  • Nov 10 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter
  • Nov 10 Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • Nov 11 H M Enzensberger, writer
  • Nov 11 LaVern Baker, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Nov 12 Grace Kelly, American actress (Rear Window) and Princess of Monaco, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
  • Nov 12 Michael Ende, German fantasy and children's writer (The Neverending Story), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria (d. 1995)
  • Nov 13 Fred Phelps, American Baptist minister and civil rights attorney, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Horst Janssen, graphic Artist
  • Nov 14 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 15 Edward Asner, American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Nov 16 Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)
  • Nov 17 Edgar White, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Nov 17 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
  • Nov 17 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • Nov 17 Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
  • Nov 18 William Joseph "Pete" Knight, astronaut/test pilot (X-15)
  • Nov 19 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician
  • Nov 20 Donald Ray January, Plainview TX, PGA golfer (1960 Tucson Open)
  • Nov 20 Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, conductor (Amer Ballet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 21 Marilyn French, US author (The Women's Room)
  • Nov 21 Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator
  • Nov 22 Aleksandar Popović, Serbian dramatist (d. 1996)
  • Nov 23 Maurice Flitcroft, British golfer and audacious hoaxer, born in Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • Nov 23 Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian writer
  • Nov 24 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 25 Jack Hogan, Chapel Hill NC, actor (Combat", "Adam 12", "Sierra")
  • Nov 25 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • Nov 26 Betta St John, Hawthorne California, actress (Corridors of Blood)
  • Nov 26 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
  • Nov 27 Billy Nair, South African union/SACP leader (20 yrs in Robbeneiland Prison)

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Nov 28 Berry Gordy, record company owner (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
  • Nov 29 Don January, pro golfer (1976 Vardon Trophy)
  • Nov 29 Jackie Stallone, American astrologer and mother of Sylvester Stallone, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 30 Joan Ganz Cooney, founder of the Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street), born in Phoenix, Arizona

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Nov 30 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2012)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 13 Writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)

Writer E. B. White
E. B. White

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Nov 23 Academy Award-winning Shirley Booth marries comic actor Ed Gardner

Actress Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)
  • Nov 6 Max von Bathe, German prince/Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • Nov 9 Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • Nov 11 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 14 Joseph McGinnity, baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58
  • Nov 17 A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
  • Nov 17 Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • Nov 18 Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop Utrecht (1895-1929), dies at 78
  • Nov 19 Arthur H Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies

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Nov 24 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, dies at 88

Prime Minister of France Georges Clémenceau
Prime Minister of France
Georges Clémenceau
  • Nov 26 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, dies at 74