What Happened in November 1941

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia

BattleAttack on Pearl Harbor

Nov 1 Japanese naval staff offiicers Suzuki & Maejima arrive at Pearl Harbor
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Nov 1 Ansel Adams shoots 'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico', one of his most famous photographs

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • Nov 3 Hirohiti's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails
  • Nov 5 Japanese naval staff officers Suzuki and Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 6 Einsatz Gruppe kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine
  • Nov 6 Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 6 USA lends Soviet Union $1 million
  • Nov 7 British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied
  • Nov 8 The Albanian Communist Party is founded.

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Nov 9 Hitler threatens Clemens August, Graf von Galen and Bishop of Münster

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 11 Czech premier General Eliasj arrested by Nazis
  • Nov 12 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
  • Nov 12 WOV-AM & WNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters
  • Nov 12 Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
  • Nov 14 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
  • Nov 14 Governr-General Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refuge
  • Nov 15 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
  • Nov 15 Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
  • Nov 16 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • Nov 17 Virgil Thomson's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Nov 18 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa
  • Nov 18 Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss" premieres in NYC

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Nov 18 Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 20 Adm Nomura & Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note
  • Nov 20 German "auxiliary cruiser" (armed merchant raider) Kormoran sinks near Australia
  • Nov 21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • Nov 22 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
  • Nov 22 NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
  • Nov 23 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • Nov 24 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
  • Nov 24 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • Nov 24 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
  • Nov 25 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • Nov 25 Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player manager
  • Nov 25 Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.

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Nov 26 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Nov 26 General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa
  • Nov 26 British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
  • Nov 26 Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 26 Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
  • Nov 27 British 13th Army Corps reaches Tobruk

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Nov 27 Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nov 27 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • Nov 28 German troops vacate Rostov
  • Nov 29 29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16
  • Nov 29 Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Japanese war fleet
  • Nov 30 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes its last run

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Nov 30 Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada and Nagano

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Joe Louis Caldwell, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Nov 1 Johnny Kendall, [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer
  • Nov 1 Robert Foxworth, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 1 Alfio Basile, Argentine football coach
  • Nov 2 Bruce Welch [Bruce Cripps], English rocker (Shadows Bognor Regis), born in Bognor Regis, Sussex, England

Person of interestDave Stockton

Nov 2 Dave Stockton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970, 76), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Nov 3 Brian Poole, Essex England, vocalist (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • Nov 4 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
  • Nov 5 Patricia Harty, actress (Occasional Wife, Blondie), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 5 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • Nov 6 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 6 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 6 James Bowman, English countertenor, born in Oxford, England

Person of interestTom Fogerty

Nov 9 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • Nov 10 John Geoghegan, Silver Star recipient (d. 1965)
  • Nov 12 Frank Rosenthal, rocker
  • Nov 12 Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer
  • Nov 13 Dack Rambo, American actor (Guns of Will Sonnett, Dallas), born in Earlimart, California (d. 1994)
  • Nov 13 Mel Stottlemyre, American pitcher (NY Yankee) and pitching coach (NY Met), born in Hazleton, Missouri
  • Nov 13 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician, born in Pankow, Berlin
  • Nov 14 Hermanus J Kriel, South African minister of Planning (1989- )
  • Nov 15 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, American sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
  • Nov 15 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, born in Helsby, Cheshire (d. 2017)
  • Nov 16 Ann Dore McLaughlin, US Secretary of Labor (1987- )
  • Nov 16 Dan Penn, US songwriter/producer/gospel singer (Out in Left Field)
  • Nov 17 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 17 Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
  • Nov 18 David Hemmings, Guilford England, actor (Blow-up, Barbarella)
  • Nov 19 Dan Haggerty, actor (Grizzly Adams), born in Hollywood California, (d. 2016)
  • Nov 19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 19 Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Governor of Wisconsin
  • Nov 20 Gary Karr, double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 20 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright
  • Nov 21 David Porter, US songwriter (Soul Man)
  • Nov 21 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • Nov 21 İdil Biret, Turkish pianist
  • Nov 22 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer
  • Nov 22 Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Nov 22 Tom Conti, Scottish actor (Reuben, Reuben, American Dreamer), born in Paisley Scotland
  • Nov 22 Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • Nov 23 Alan Mullery, English soccer player
  • Nov 23 Franco Nero, Italian actor
  • Nov 24 Donald "Duck" Dunn, TN, bassist (Booker T-Mar-Keys, Walkin' the Dog), (d, 2012)
  • Nov 24 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
  • Nov 24 John de Andrea, US sculptor
  • Nov 24 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles)
  • Nov 25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • Nov 26 Jeff Torborg, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
  • Nov 27 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • Nov 27 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
  • Nov 28 Laura Antonelli, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph), born in Pola, Italy
  • Nov 29 Dennis Doherty, Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)
  • Nov 29 Ronald D Coleman, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 5 Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Camille Melloy, [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • Nov 2 Simon Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
  • Nov 5 Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (b. 1905)
  • Nov 6 Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • Nov 7 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Elite Circle), dies at 83
  • Nov 12 Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, NY gangster/police informer, killed
  • Nov 17 Ernst Udet, German WWI pilot and notable flying ace who helped develop the Luftwaffe under the Nazi Party, commits suicide at 45
  • Nov 18 Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77
  • Nov 18 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (Labour Party), dies at 74
  • Nov 18 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)
  • Nov 18 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist and chemist (Nobel 1920), dies at 77
  • Nov 21 Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif
  • Nov 21 Henrietta Vinton Davis, African-American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator and public speaker, dies at 81
  • Nov 21 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Werner Mölders, German ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • Nov 25 Pedro Aguirre Cerda, president Chili (People's Front), dies
  • Nov 26 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (b. 1861)
  • Nov 26 Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (b. 1876)