What Happened in November 1931

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber
  • Nov 2 Warren, Dixon and Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 3 First commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured
  • Nov 4 Jean Genet's "Judith" premieres in Paris

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Nov 7 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong

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Nov 10 4th Academy Awards: "Cimarron", Lionel Barrymore & Marie Dressler win

  • Nov 11 Cornerstones laid for Opera House & Veteran's Building in San Francisco
  • Nov 12 Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chic Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1
  • Nov 12 Sibelius/Ashton's ballet "Lady of Shalott" premieres in London
  • Nov 13 Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed first US woman senator
  • Nov 14 Ottawa Mint Act is proclaimed in Britain

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Nov 17 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Nov 17 Charles Lindbergh inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat "American Clipper"

  • Nov 20 Commercial teletype service begins (AT&T)
  • Nov 22 Ferde Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite" premieres
  • Nov 23 Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
  • Nov 28 Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v South Africa
  • Nov 30 His Master's Voice and Columbia Records merge into EMI

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 Monica Vitti, [Ceciarelli], actress (Tigers in Lipstick), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 3 Joan Kenmore, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 3 Yon Hyong-muk, North Korean politician (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • Nov 4 Bernard Francis Law, disgraced American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1982-2002), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 2017
  • Nov 5 Ike Turner, Miss, AKA Mr Tina Turner!, guitarist (A Fool in Love)
  • Nov 6 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Nov 6 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1982)
  • Nov 6 Peter Collins, English race car driver, born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (d. 1958)
  • Nov 7 Gerald Humel, composer
  • Nov 8 Morley Safer, Canadian American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2016)
  • Nov 9 Tommy Greenhough, English cricketer (English leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1959-60), born in Rochdale, Lancashire (d. 2009)
  • Nov 9 Whitey Herzog, American baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals), born in New Athens, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Toma Prosev, Macedonian composer, born in Skopje
  • Nov 11 Fortney H [Pete] Stark, (Rep-D-CA, 1973- )
  • Nov 12 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Nov 12 Norman Y Mineta, (Rep-R-CA, 1975- )
  • Nov 13 Anthony Jacobs, English businessman and industrialist (BSM)
  • Nov 13 Joan Lestor, British Labour politician (d. 1998)
  • Nov 13 John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)
  • Nov 13 Andrée Lachapelle, French-Canadian actress (The Last Escape)
  • Nov 14 Claudia Jane Archibald, parapsychologist
  • Nov 14 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 15 Jan Terlouw, Dutch politician (D-66) and author (Winters in Wartime)
  • Nov 15 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya
  • Nov 15 Pascal Lissouba, Congo politician
  • Nov 16 Bob Gibson, folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 16 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)
  • Nov 16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • Nov 21 Malcolm Williamson, composer
  • Nov 21 Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (d. 1985)
  • Nov 23 Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • Nov 23 Gloria Lynne, American Jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • Nov 25 Dickie Jeeps, English rugby international/chairman Sports Council
  • Nov 25 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Nov 26 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine painter and activist (1980 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 26 Adrianus J "Cardinal" Simonis, archbishop of Utrecht
  • Nov 26 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • Nov 27 Juan Guinjoan, composer
  • Nov 28 Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)
  • Nov 28 Hope Lange, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Redding, Connecticut
  • Nov 28 Ian Skipper, English businessman/multi-millionaire (Heritage Projects)
  • Nov 28 Rinus Ferdinandusse, editor/author (Nude on Fence)
  • Nov 28 Thomas Enders, diplomat
  • Nov 29 Frank T Mdlalose, KwaZulu minister of Internal minister
  • Nov 29 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
  • Nov 29 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)

Person of interestBill Walsh

Nov 30 Bill Walsh, NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • Nov 30 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
  • Nov 30 Jack Ging, actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Alva, Oklahoma
  • Nov 30 Jack Sheldon, actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Arthur James Cook, British trade union leader (coal miners), dies of cancer at 47
  • Nov 2 Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • Nov 3 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60
  • Nov 4 Buddy Bolden, African-American jazz musician, dies
  • Nov 11 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)
  • Nov 15 Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, publisher, dies
  • Nov 17 Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 17 John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64
  • Nov 19 Frederic Cliffe, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
  • Nov 23 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
  • Nov 27 Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)
  • Nov 30 John Hyatt Brewer, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 30 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer, dies at 46