On This Day

What Happened on November 26, 1945

Historical Events

Film 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

Music Recording

Charlie "Bird" Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" with Dizzy Gillespie and 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
  • Jim Mullen, Scottish session and touring jazz-rock-funk guitarist (Pete Brown & Piblokto!; Average White Band; Terry Callier), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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? 76 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius