What Happened on November 8, 1945

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Rosner, composer
  • David Jessel, British TV-reporter
  • Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
  • Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)

Famous Deaths

  • August von Mackensen, German field marshal, dies at 95