What Happened on November 3, 1945

Historical Events

  • Australian Test cricket batsman Lindsay Hassett is 124 not out as Australian Services draws with Prince's XI at Delhi; follows his 187 in 1st innings

Music Concert

Dmitri Shostakovich's 9th Symphony premieres in 25th season opening concert of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, under Yevgeny Mravinsky

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby LaKind, American conga player, vocalist, songwriter and occasional backup drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in New York (d. 1992)

Gerd MüllerGerd Müller (1945-2021)

German soccer striker (62 caps; FIFA World Cup 1974; Bayern Munich 453 games, 398 goals), born in Nördlingen, Germany

  • Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nick Simper, English bass guitarist (Deep Purple; Warhorse), born in Norwood Green, England
Born in 1945

Famous Deaths

  • Alessandro Longo, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 80

About November 3, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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