On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1945

Historical Events

  • Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres
  • General Motors workers go on strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Goldie Hawn, American actress (The First Wives Club, Private Benjamin), born in Washington, District of Columbia

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlexander Patch

Alexander Patch, American WWII general (Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Dragoon), dies of pneumonia at 55

US WWII General Alexander Patch
US WWII General
Alexander Patch
  • Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942), dies at 72
  • Jimmy Quinn, Scottish soccer striker (11 caps; Celtic 272 games, 188 goals), dies at 67
  • Robert Benchley, American humorist (My 10 years in a Quandary), dies at 56
1945 Highlights

About November 21, 1945

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio