On This Day

What Happened in November 1934

Historical Events

Sports History

Nov 2 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig starts 18-game tour against Japanese Big-Six University League

Baseball Record

Nov 3 NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig wins American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) is named AL MVP

  • Nov 4 After posting 7 straight shutouts to start the NFL season, Detroit Lions beat Pittsburgh, 40-7 at University of Detroit Stadium; scored upon for the first time of the season; rush for NFL single game record 426 yards
  • Nov 6 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • Nov 7 Arthur L. Mitchell, becomes first African American Democratic US congressman (Illinois)
  • Nov 8 Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president

Sports History

Nov 10 First NHL penalty shot is awarded to Montreal Canadiens forward Armand Mondou; stopped by Toronto goaltender George Hainsworth in Maple Leafs' 2-1 win

  • Nov 11 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
  • Nov 15 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)
  • Nov 20 17 year old pitcher Eiji Sawamura gives up just 1 hit, a Lou Gehrig HR, as US All Stars beat Japan, 1-0

Historic Event

Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Children's Hour" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 20 New Belgian government of Theunis, Francqui & Gutt (3 bankers)
  • Nov 20 Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Busher Jackson becomes first NHL player to score 4 goals in a period in 5-2 win over St. Louis Eagles at St. Louis Arena
  • Nov 21 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

Sports History

Nov 21 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

Music Premiere

Nov 21 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" opens at the Alvin Theatre, NYC, later transferred to 46th Street Theatre; runs for 420 performances

  • Nov 22 "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
  • Nov 23 An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials win their first Championship with a 20-12 win over Regina Roughriders
  • Nov 24 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 26 German theologist Karl Barth surrenders to Nazis
  • Nov 26 Turkish regiment decrees importing family names

Historic Event

Nov 27 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI

Historic Event

Nov 28 Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power

  • Nov 29 Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Aat Veldhoen, Dutch artist, born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 1 Hugh Bidwell, 662nd Lord Mayor of London (1989-90) (d. 2013)
  • Nov 1 Umberto Agnelli, Italian automotive executive (Fiat, 1965-2004), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • Nov 1 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)

Ken Rosewall

Nov 2 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player (8 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Sydney, New South Wales

  • Nov 2 Bill Gothard, American Christian minister, speaker and Founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), born in Illinois
  • Nov 3 Derek Richardson, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Worcestershire 383 first class games), born in Hereford, Herefordshire
  • Nov 3 Hans Janmaat, Dutch politician (CP, CD)
  • Nov 3 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Indian singer, actress, and founder of Calcutta Youth Choir, born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2019)
  • Nov 3 Bob Hopkins, American basketball forward and coach (Syracuse Nationals; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Jonesboro, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Nov 4 Judith Herzberg, Dutch poet and author (Charlotte Life or Theater), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 5 Nick Smith, American politician (Rep-R-Michigan, 1993-2005), born in Addison, Michigan
  • Nov 5 Victor Argo, American actor, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • Nov 7 Stephen L. Neal, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1975-95), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 8 Doc Green, American pop baritone vocalist (The Drifters) (d. 1989)
  • Nov 8 Roberta Hazard, American retired Rear Admiral (US Navy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Nov 9 Carl Sagan, American scientist, astronomer and author (Broca's Brain, Cosmos, Contact) known for his research on extraterrestrial life, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Nov 9 Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician, Prime Minister of Sweden (1986-91, 94-96), born in Borås, Älvsborg County, Sweden
  • Nov 9 Ronald Harwood, South African playwright and screenwriter (The Dresser), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Nov 10 Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1969)
  • Nov 10 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1968; AL batting champion 1961; Detroit Tigers), born in Eldorado, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Nov 10 Joanna Moore [Dorothy Cook] American actress (Bronk; The Hindenburg), born in Parrott, Georgia (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Elzbieta Krzesinska, Polish long jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Warsaw (d. 2015)
  • Nov 11 Paula Myers-Pope, American platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Olympics 1952-60), born in Lackawanna, New York (d. 1995)
  • Nov 12 Ann Flood, American actress (Edge of Night), born in Queens, New York

Charles Manson

Nov 12 Charles Manson, American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2017)

  • Nov 13 Garry Marshall, American TV writer (The Dick Van Dyke Show), TV producer (The Odd Couple; Happy Days; Laverne & Shirley), and film director (Pretty Woman; Runaway Bride; The Princess Diaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 13 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist, born in Riverton, New Zealand
  • Nov 14 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz pianist & teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Nov 14 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 15 Joanna Barnes, actress (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 15 Peter Dickinson, English composer, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • Nov 17 Jim Inhofe, (Senator-R-Oklahoma 1995-, Rep-R-Oklahoma 1987-94), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 17 Alan Curtis, American harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, born in Mason, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Nov 17 Marion Montgomery [Marian Runnells], American-British jazz singer ("Maybe the Morning"), born in Natchez, Mississippi, (d. 2002)
  • Nov 18 Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek writer (Z) and diplomat, born in Kavala, Greece
  • Nov 19 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)
  • Nov 19 Milan Dvořák, Czech soccer utility (13 caps Czechoslovakia; Dukla Prague 261 games), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2022)
  • Nov 20 Valentine J. Peter, American priest (Boy's Town), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nov 21 Laurence Luckinbill, actor (Delphi Bureau, Ike), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Nov 21 Peter Philpott, Australian cricket spin bowler (8 Tests, 26 wickets, best 5/90; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Nov 21 Dietrich Weise, German soccer forward (Eintracht Frankfurt, FSV Mainz) and manager (FC Kaiserslautern, E Frankfurt, F Düsseldorf, Egypt, Liechtenstein), born in Gröben, Germany (d. 2020)

Lew Hoad

Nov 23 Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1956-57, Australian C'ships 1956, French C'ships 1956)), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1994)

  • Nov 23 Michael Wayne, American film producer (Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock), son of John Wayne, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Nov 23 Rita Rossi Colwell, American oceanographer, born in Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Nov 23 Robert Towne, American producer and screenwriter (Chinatown), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 24 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian; Life With An Idiot), born in Engels, Volga-German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1998)
  • Nov 24 Claudio Prieto, Spanish composer (Solo a Solo; Cantata manriqueña), born in Palencia, Spain (d. 2015)
  • Nov 24 Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • Nov 26 Lyudmila Shevtsova, Soviet 800m runner (Olympic gold 1960), born in Taman, Krasnodar Krai, Russian SFSR
  • Nov 27 Lawrence Jenco, American Roman Catholic priest held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Nov 27 Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer and coach, born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2009)
  • Nov 28 Carlos Fariñas, Cuban avant-garde composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 2002)
  • Nov 30 Steve Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (New York Yankees) and basketball forward (Minneapolis Lakers), born in Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • Nov 30 Lansana Conté, Guinean politician, born in Dubreka, Guinea (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings

Ginger Rogers

Nov 13 American actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25); divorce in 1940

  • Nov 29 Prince George, Duke of Kent, weds princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Famous Divorces

Gloria Swanson

Nov 7 Actress Gloria Swanson (35) divorces Michael Farmer after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 8 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian sanitary physician, dies at 55
  • Nov 8 James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73
  • Nov 15 Anton Dreesmann, German-Dutch manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman), dies at 80
  • Nov 16 Alice Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland, dies at 82
  • Nov 16 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • Nov 16 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • Nov 17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist and cosmologist (developed theoretical models of the universe based on Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity), dies at 62
  • Nov 23 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist, dies at 39
  • Nov 23 E. A. Wallis Budge, English orientalist and museum curator (British Museum), dies at 77
  • Nov 26 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman, dies at 68
  • Nov 27 "Baby Face" Nelson [Lester Gillis], American bank robber and gangster, shot by the FBI in a shoot out at 25
  • Nov 27 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 27 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 30 Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)