On This Day

What Happened in November 1933

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 4 Bulgarian communist Georgi Dimitrov defends himself and the ideology of communism against Hermann Goering and his Nazi accusers on charges of setting the Reichstag on fire

  • Nov 4 Young Park (1) in the Bronx named in honor of James Young
  • Nov 5 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
  • Nov 5 Spanish Basques vote for autonomy
  • Nov 7 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
  • Nov 7 Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

Historic Event

Nov 8 US President FDR creates Civil Works Administration

  • Nov 10 Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic
  • Nov 11 "Great Black Blizzard" 1st of the great dust storms that created the dust bowl rips through South Dakota

Music History

Nov 11 Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

  • Nov 12 1st NFL football game on a Sunday at Philadelphia's Baker Bowl - sporting events on Sunday had been illegal on Sundays; Eagles tie Chicago Bears, 3-3
  • Nov 12 1st NFL football game on a Sunday at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field - sporting events on Sunday had been illegal on Sundays; Pirates lose to Brooklyn Dodgers 32-0
  • Nov 12 First known photo of so-called Loch Ness monster is taken by Hugh Gray
  • Nov 12 Nazis receive 92% of vote in German parliamentary elections
  • Nov 13 1st modern sit-down strike by Hormel meat packers in Austin, Minnesota

Historic Event

Nov 16 Brazilian President Getulio Vargas declares himself dictator

  • Nov 16 Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Nov 17 United States recognizes Soviet Union, opens trade
  • Nov 17 Marx brothers film "Duck Soup" directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers is released in the US
  • Nov 19 Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)
  • Nov 21 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service

Film Release

Nov 24 Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released

  • Nov 25 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261' (80m)
  • Nov 26 Camille Chautemps becomes French premier

Murder of Interest

Nov 28 A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis

  • Nov 29 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)
  • Nov 29 Japan begins persecution of communists
  • Nov 30 CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Davey Moore, American boxer (world featherweight champion 1959-63), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Nov 3 Aneta Corsaut, Jutchinson Ks, actress (Helen Crump-Andy Griffith)
  • Nov 3 Jeremy Brett, Berkswell England, actor (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Freddie-My Fair Lady)
  • Nov 3 Louis W Sullivan, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1989- )
  • Nov 3 Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts (1975-79 and 1983-91) and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Nov 3 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), born in York, England (d. 2011)

Amartya Sen

Nov 3 Amartya Sen, Indian economist and Nobel Prize laureate (welfare economics and social choice theory), born in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

  • Nov 4 Mildred McDaniel, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • Nov 4 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Nov 5 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 6 Joseph Pope, American singer (Hey Girl Don't Bother Me), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • Nov 6 Knut Johannesen, Norwegian 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 7 George Tibbits, Australian composer, born in Boulder, Western Australia (d. 2008)
  • Nov 7 Ernie Michie, Scottish rugby union lock (15 caps; 2 caps British & Irish Lions; Barbarians FC; London Scottish RUFC, Leicester Tigers RUFC), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • Nov 9 Jim Perry, American and Canadian TV host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Nov 10 Seymour Nurse, West Indian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 47.60, 6 x 100; TS 258; Barbados), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2019)
  • Nov 10 Ronald Evans, American naval officer and NASA astronaut, born in St. Francis, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • Nov 10 Mack Rice, American musician and songwriter ("Mustang Sally"; "Respect Yourself"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • Nov 10 Bobby Rush, American Blues musician, composer and singer (Rawer Than Raw), born in Homer, Louisiana
  • Nov 10 Urbain Braems, Belgian soccer manager (Anderlecht, Beveren, Standard de Liège, Trabzonspor), born in Zottegem, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • Nov 11 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Nov 12 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2011)

Jalal Talabani

Nov 12 Jalal Talabani, Iraqi-Kurdish politician and President of Iraq (2005-2014), born in Kelkan, Iraq (d. 2017)

  • Nov 13 Adrienne Corri, actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • Nov 14 Fred W Haise Jr, American USAF officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut (Apollo 13; STS-T-1, -T-3, -T-5), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Nov 15 Barbara Carson, actress (Comedy Tonight, Carter Country), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nov 15 Jack Burns, comedian (Burns & Schreiber), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 16 Guy Stockwell, American actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 16 Garnet Mimms, American singer (Enchanters-Cry Baby), born in Ashland, West Virginia
  • Nov 17 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • Nov 17 Alan Harrington, Welsh soccer defender (11 caps; Cardiff City 348 games), born in Penarth, Wales (d. 2019)

Larry King

Nov 19 Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host (Larry King Live, CNN), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]

  • Nov 19 Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • Nov 21 Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire
  • Nov 21 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut (STS-4; STS-41-D; STS-61-A), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2014)
  • Nov 21 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Nov 23 Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer ("Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima"), born in Dębica, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Nov 23 Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist & revolutionary, born in Kahak, Iran (d. 1977)
  • Nov 24 René Enriquez, Nicaraguan-American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Ray Calletano"), born in Granada, Nicaragua (d. 1990)
  • Nov 25 Kathryn Grant Crosby, actress (Mr Cory, Big Circus), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 25 Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)
  • Nov 25 Ramiro Cortés Jr., American composer, born in Dallas, Texas (c. 1984)

Robert Goulet

Nov 26 Robert Goulet, American Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, stage and screen actor (Camelot - ""If Ever I Would Leave You"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

  • Nov 28 Hope Lange, American actress (Peyton Place, The Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • Nov 28 Joe Knollenberg, American politician (Rep-R-Michigan 1993-2009), born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Nov 29 David Reuben, American author (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex)
  • Nov 29 John Mayall, British blues musician (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), born in Macclesfield, England
  • Nov 29 James Rosenquist, American pop artist, born in Grand Forks, North Dakota (d. 2017)
  • Nov 29 John Lamb, American jazz double bassist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • Nov 30 Linwood C Ivey, NC, (Mayor-Garysburg NC)
  • Nov 30 Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings

Ramon Magsaysay

Nov 16 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • Nov 5 (Mary Louise) "Texas" Guinan, American vaudeville singer, silent film actress, and speakeasy (saloon) proprietor, dies of amoebic dysentery at 49
  • Nov 8 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), assassinated at 50 by Abdul Khaliq during a graduation ceremony at a high school in Kabul
  • Nov 12 James T. Kelley, Irish silent film actor (Charlie films - The Rink; The Immigrant; A Dog's Life), dies at 79
  • Nov 15 Affie Jarvis, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 18 dismissals; South Australia), dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Enrique José Varona, Cuban author, dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (fought in WWI), dies at 57