On This Day

What Happened in November 1937

Historical Events


BattleExecution

Nov 1 Stalinists execute by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community (including three women).

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 3 Frenchman Maurice Archambaud cycles world record for distance in one hour, 45.796 km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
  • Nov 3 Howie Morenz Memorial Game, Montreal Forum: NHL All-Stars beat Montreal All Stars, 6-5

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Nov 5 Adolf Hitler informs his military leaders in a secret meeting of his intentions of going to war

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 8 The Nazi exhibition Der ewige Jude ("The Eternal Jew") opens in Munich.
  • Nov 9 Japanese army conquers Shanghai
  • Nov 9 St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP

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Nov 10 Brazilian dictator Getulio Vargas proclaims "Estado novo"

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Nov 11 Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph
  • Nov 11 Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson
  • Nov 13 NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio
  • Nov 15 First US congressional session in air-conditioned chambers
  • Nov 17 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 21 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour

  • Nov 23 Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 23 Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier

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Nov 23 John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 25 World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
  • Nov 27 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • Nov 29 Prince Bernhard injured in auto accident in Netherlands
  • Nov 30 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Bill Anderson, American country music singer (Still, From This Pen), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Nov 2 Earl "Speedoo" Carroll, American rocker (Cadillacs, Coasters), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 3 Lynn Woolsey, (Rep-D-California)
  • Nov 3 Paula Wayne, Hobart Oklahoma, vocalist (Everything's Great)
  • Nov 3 Jim Houston, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (Ohio State; Pro Bowl 1964-65, 69-70; Cleveland Browns), born in Massillon, Ohio (2018)
  • Nov 4 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Nov 5 Harris Yulin, American actor (Scarface), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 Bas de Gaay Fortman, Dutch scholar and politician (PPR), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Nov 6 Edwin Roxburgh, English composer and conductor, born in Liverpool
  • Nov 6 Joe Warfield, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 8 Dragoslav Šekularac, Serbian footballer, born in Štip, Yugoslavia (d. 2019)
  • Nov 9 Roger McCough, British poet (The Mersey Sound), born in Litherland, Lancashire
  • Nov 9 Clyde Wells, Canadian politician, 5th Premier of Newfoundland, born in Buchans Junction, Newfoundland
  • Nov 10 Albert Hall, American actor (Trouble in Mind, Ryan's 4), born in Brighton, Alabama
  • Nov 11 Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer
  • Nov 11 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 11 Stephen Lewis, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • Nov 12 Ina Balin, actress (Danger in Paradise), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 12 Peter Lloyd, British MP
  • Nov 12 Richard H Truly, Fayette Miss, Rear Adm USN/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 8)
  • Nov 13 Kamahl [Kandiah Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song), born in Kuala Lumpur
  • Nov 13 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), born in Bagata, Bandundu, Belgian Congo (d. 2013)
  • Nov 15 William E "Little Willie" John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
  • Nov 15 Jimmy Ellis, RockHill, South Carolina, soul singer (The Trammps - Disco Inferno), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 17 Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)
  • Nov 18 Rajinder Pal, cricketer (pace bowler in one Test India v England, 0-22)
  • Nov 19 Ray Collins, rocker (Mothers of Invention)
  • Nov 19 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • Nov 20 Jack Linkletter, American TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Nov 20 René Kollo, German tenor, born in Berlin
  • Nov 20 Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright, born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 21 Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)
  • Nov 22 Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)
  • Nov 26 Boris Yegorov, Soviet physician and cosmonaut (Voskhod I), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1994)
  • Nov 26 Bob Babbitt [Robert Kreinar], Hungarian-American bassist (The Funk Brothers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Nov 27 Gail Sheehy, American author (Hustling), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • Nov 27 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), born in Bierley, England (d. 2017)
  • Nov 27 Marvin Luster, American CFL Hall of Fame defensive back (6 x CFL All Star; Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Nov 29 Johan J Holst, Norwegian minister of Defense/Foreign affairs
  • Nov 30 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star (I'm Stickin' With You), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • Nov 30 Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • Nov 30 Ridley Scott, English film director (Alien, Blade Runner), born in South Shields, England
  • Nov 30 Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer
  • Nov 30 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), born in Haswell, County Durham (d. 1967)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

Actor Jackie Coogan
Actor
Jackie Coogan
Film actress Betty Grable
Film actress
Betty Grable

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Maude Valérie White, French-born English composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 3 Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 Rogelio del Villar, Spanish composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 6 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director (Kathleen), dies at 84

Person of interestRamsay MacDonald

Nov 9 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), dies of natural causes at sea on board the liner Reina del Pacifico at 71

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Nov 10 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • Nov 13 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), dies at 75
  • Nov 14 Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • Nov 17 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), dies at 76
  • Nov 23 Louis Victor Saar, Dutch-American composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 23 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, ploymath and writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 23 George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)
  • Nov 25 Lilian Mary Baylis, English theatrical manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater), dies at 63