What Happened in November 1930

Historical Events

Royal Coronation

Nov 2 Coronation of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Haile Selassie I, 225th Emperor of Ethiopian Solmonic Dynasty

Historic Event

Nov 3 Bank of Italy renamed Bank of America

  • Nov 3 First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens

Coup d'état

Nov 3 Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

Academy Awards

Nov 5 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss (Disraeli) and Norma Shearer (The Divorcee) win

  • Nov 5 Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"
  • Nov 8 Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro" premieres in Berlin
  • Nov 9 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama

Historic Invention

Nov 11 Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention of the Einstein refrigerator

  • Nov 13 WA Drake's "Grand Hotel" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 17 Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.
  • Nov 22 1st Irish Sweepstake run
  • Nov 22 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)

Historic Event

Nov 22 Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit

  • Nov 23 NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
  • Nov 24 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
  • Nov 25 Ito, Japan records 690 earthquake shocks in 1 day

Music Premiere

Nov 28 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres


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Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 A. R. Gurney, American playwright (The Dining Room), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 1 John Scott, British musician, film, television, and classical composer, born in Bishopston, Bristol, England
  • Nov 2 Denis Gerald Barrington, artist
  • Nov 3 Brian Robinson, English cyclist (Tour de France: first Briton to finish and first stage winner), born in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Nov 3 D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • Nov 3 Lois Smith, American actress (True Blood, Desperate Housewives), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Nov 3 Mable John, American blues, R&B, and gospel vocalist (Tamla-Motown; Ray Charles; "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)"), and minister, born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 2022)
  • Nov 3 Philip M. Crane, American politician (Rep-R-IL, 1969-2005), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Nov 3 William H Dana, pilot (X-15)
  • Nov 4 Dick Groat, American baseball shortstop (NL MVP 1960; MLB All-Star 1959–60, 62–64) and basketball guard (Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 4 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • Nov 5 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 6 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • Nov 7 Peter Woods, British journalist and newsreader, born in Romford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 7 Rudy Boschwitz, American politician (U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1978-91), born in Berlin, Weimar Germany
  • Nov 8 Edmund Happold, British structural engineer (founder of Buro Happold), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Charlie Jones, American sportscaster (Almost Anything Goes), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • Nov 9 Ignacio Ellacuría, Spanish-Salvadoran Jesuit priest, philosopher and human rights activist, born in Portugalete, Spain (d. 1989) [1]
  • Nov 10 Clarence M. Pendleton Jr., African-American chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1981-88), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1988)
  • Nov 10 Gene Conley, American baseball pitcher (4 x MLB All Star; Boston/Milwaukee Braves, Philadelphia Phillies) and basketball forward (NBA C'ship 1959–1961; Boston Celtics), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • Nov 10 Norma Crane, American actress (Tea & Sympathy, Fiddler on the Roof, They Call Me Mister Tibbs!), born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 11 Alevtina Kolchina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3×5km relay 1964, silver 1956, bronze 1968; bronze 5k 1964, 68), born in Pavlovsk village, Russia (d. 2022)
  • Nov 11 Hank Garland, American country, rock and jazz guitar virtuoso ("Sugarfoot Rag"; "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"; "Jingle Bell Rock"), born in Cowpens, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Nov 11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (many-worlds-interpretation of quantum physics), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1982)
  • Nov 11 Kenneth Fleetwood, English fashion designer (Hardy Amies, dressed Queen Elizabeth II), born in Wigan, England (d. 1996)
  • Nov 11 Vernon Handley, English conductor, born in Enfield, England (d. 2008)
  • Nov 12 Tonke Dragt, Dutch children's author (Towers of February), born in Jakarta, Dutch East Indies
  • Nov 13 Fred Harris, American politician (Sen-D-Okla, 1964-73), born in Walters, Oklahoma
  • Nov 13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Nov 14 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 14 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • Nov 14 Dame Elisabeth Frink, Thurlow, Suffolk, English sculptor and printmaker
  • Nov 14 Edward H White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 14 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 14 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses, The Great Muppet Caper), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Nov 14 Monique Mercure, French Canadian actress (Naked Lunch), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 14 Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao
  • Nov 14 Peter Katin, British concert pianist, born in London (d. 2015)
  • Nov 14 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, born in Oléron, France (d. 2017)
  • Nov 14 Shirley Crabtree Jr. [Big Daddy], English pro wrestler (record-breaking 64-inch chest), born in Halifax, England (d. 1997)
  • Nov 15 J.G. Ballard, British novelist (Empire of the Sun; Crash), born in 1930 Shanghai International Settlement, Republic of China (d. 2009)
  • Nov 15 Olene Walker, politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Nov 15 Robert Cohen, French boxer (NYSAC, NBA, The Ring bantamweight titles 1954-56), born in Bône, Algeria (d. 2022)
  • Nov 15 Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady Wilson-"Sanford & Son"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Nov 16 Alice Adams, American sculptor, born in NYC, New York

Chinua Achebe

Nov 16 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), born in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013)

  • Nov 16 Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, born in Corleone, Sicily, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • Nov 17 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dundalk, County Louth (d. 1995)
  • Nov 17 David Werner Amram, composer ("Splendor in the Grass"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 18 Sonja Edström-Ruthström, Swedish cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3 × 5k relay 1960), born in Luleå, Sweden (d. 2020)

Kurt Nielsen

Nov 19 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

  • Nov 20 Johnny Whiteley, English rugby league back rower (15 Tests GB, 1 England; Hull RLFC 417 games) and coach (GB, England, Hull RLFC, Hull KR), born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 2022)
  • Nov 22 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • Nov 22 Owen Kay Garriott, American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut (Skylab 3; STS-9), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • Nov 22 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • Nov 22 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), born in Minehead, England (d. 2019)
  • Nov 23 Bill Brock, American Republican politician (Senator from Tennessee 1971-77) and US Secretary of Labor (1985-87), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • Nov 23 Dick Kazmaier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1951; Unanimous All-American 1951; Princeton), born in Maumee, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Nov 23 Jack McKeon, American baseball manager (World Series 2003, Florida Marlins; 2 × NL Manager of the Year 1999, 2003), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • Nov 23 Ricou Browning, American director, actor, stuntman and producer (Creature from the Black Lagoon), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Nov 23 Robert Easton [Burke], American actor referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices" (Someone Up There Likes Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • Nov 24 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Nov 24 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • Nov 24 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
  • Nov 24 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Nov 26 Berthold Leibinger, German entrepreneur (Trumpf) and philanthropist, born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Nov 27 James M. Taylor, American USAF/astronaut, born in Stamps, Arkansas (d. 1970)
  • Nov 27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 27 Vladimir Maksimov, Russian writer and dissident, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1995)
  • Nov 29 Shirley Porter, English politician
  • Nov 30 G. Gordon Liddy, American Watergate felon and radio host, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021)
  • Nov 30 James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Nov 30 William H Dana, test pilot (X-15), born in Pasadena, California

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Oliver Perry Hay, American paleontologist, dies at 84

Alfred Wegener

Nov 3 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental drift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland at 50 (date is approximate)

  • Nov 11 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies at 43
  • Nov 27 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (31 Tests, 4 x 100, 9 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), dies at 57
  • Nov 30 Mother [Mary Harris] Jones, American labor organizer (cofounded Industrial Workers of the World), dies at 93