On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1945

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
Actor Trevor Howard
Actor
Trevor Howard

Music releaseMusic Recording

Charlie "Bird" Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker
Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

Famous Birthdays

  • Björn von Sydow, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence), born in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Daniel Davis, American actor (Niles-Nanny), born in Gurdon, Arkansas
  • Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • John McVie, British rock bassist (John Mayall's Blues Breakers; Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Tusk), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England
  • Tandy Cronyn, American actress (Twisted, Guardian, Age Old Friends), born in Los Angeles, California
1945 Highlights

About November 26, 1945

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius