What Happened in November 1946

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University
  • Nov 1 First Basketball Association of America game; New York Knicks beat Toronto Huskies, 68-66 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto
  • Nov 1 Karol Wojtyla is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • Nov 1 WABC becomes WCBS radio in NYC
  • Nov 1 WEAF radio changes call letters to WNBC (NYC)
  • Nov 1 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created

Historic Event

Nov 3 Emperor Hirohito proclaims a new Japanese constitution

  • Nov 4 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 4 United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed

Election of Interest

Nov 5 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

Historic Event

Nov 6 Karol Wojtyla (future Pope John Paul II) holds his first Mass as newly ordained Catholic priest in Wawel Cathedral's crypt

  • Nov 7 Katherine Dunham's song and dance revue "Bal Nègre" opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 54 performances

Historic Event

Nov 8 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

Historic Event

Nov 9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

  • Nov 10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 11 New York Knicks play their first Basketball Association of American (BAA) home game at Madison Square Garden; lose, 78-68 to Chicago Stags in overtime
  • Nov 12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows
  • Nov 12 Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released

Sports History

Nov 13 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

  • Nov 13 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, Massachusetts
  • Nov 14 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

Sports History

Nov 15 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

Theater Premiere

Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's play "Another Part of the Forest" premieres in NYC

Film Release

Nov 21 "The Best Years of Our Lives", film directed by William Wyler, based on MacKinlay Kantor's novella Glory for Me, starring Myrna Loy and Fredric March, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1947)

  • Nov 21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Harry Truman becomes 1st US President to travel in a submerged sub
  • Nov 23 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Nov 23 French Navy fire in Haiphong, Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • Nov 23 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded
  • Nov 27 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2

Election of Interest

Nov 27 Peter Fraser's Labour government wins a second term in New Zealand's general elections

  • Nov 28 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • Nov 28 French Fourth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • Nov 29 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities
  • Nov 30 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts claim 7th Championship and retain title with 28-6 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), born in Glendale, California
  • Nov 1 Yuko Shimizu, Japanese illustrator (creator of Hello Kitty), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Nov 2 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer, commentator (World Formula 1 champion, 1980), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Nov 2 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata; Lou Salomé), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Nov 2 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 3 Tom Savini, American actor
  • Nov 4 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer (The Night Of), born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
  • Nov 4 Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady (2001-09), born in Midland, Texas
  • Nov 4 Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, born in Floral Park, New York (d. 1989)
  • Nov 5 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 1973)
  • Nov 5 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Nov 5 Loleatta Holloway, American disco singer ("Love Sensation"; "Hit And Run"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Nov 5 Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist
  • Nov 6 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Nov 6 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)

Sally Field

Nov 6 Sally Field, American actress (Forrest Gump, Gidget, Flying Nun), born in Pasadena, California

  • Nov 8 Roy Wood, British rock cellist, bassist, woodwind player, vocalist and songwriter (The Move, 1965-72; ELO, 1970-72; Wizzard; 1972-75), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 10 Alaina Reed, American actress (Rose Lee Holloway-227), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Nov 10 Bill Bryson, American singer (Desert Rose Band - "Love Reunited"), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Nov 10 David Stockman, American politician and Reagan's ex-budget director, born in Fort Hood, Texas
  • Nov 10 Jack Ketchum [Dallas William Mayr], American horror fiction author (Off Season, Red, The Woman), born in Livingston, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Nov 10 Roy Thomas Baker, English record producer (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Hampstead, London
  • Nov 11 (Len) "Chip" Hawkes, British bassist (The Tremeloes - "Do You Love Me"), born in London, England
  • Nov 11 Corrine Brown, American politician convicted on corruption charges (Rep-D-Florida 1993-2017), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 11 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Nov 13 Al Luginbill, American football coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Pomona, California
  • Nov 13 Martin Bresnick, American composer, The Bronx, New York
  • Nov 15 Janet Lennon, American pop singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Culver City, California
  • Nov 16 Barbara Leigh, American actress (Vampirella), born in Ringgold, Georgia
  • Nov 16 Edward Higginbottom, British organist, choirmaster and conductor, born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England
  • Nov 16 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Nov 17 Lawrence "Black" Ardoin, American zydeco accordionist and drummer, born in Duralde, Louisiana
  • Nov 17 Martin Barre, British rock guitarist (Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"), born in Kings Heath, Birmingham, England
  • Nov 17 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • Nov 18 Alan Dean Foster, American sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
  • Nov 18 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • Nov 18 Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Nov 19 Joe Correro, American, rock drummer (Paul Revere & The Raiders, 1967-71), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Nov 20 Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • Nov 20 Greg Cook, American football player (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Nov 20 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer (Soul Children; Taxi), born in Greenville, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Nov 20 Judy Woodruff, American newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 20 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford, England
  • Nov 21 Jacky Lafon, Belgian actress
  • Nov 21 Jónas Tómasson, Icelandic composer, teacher, and conductor, born in Ísafjörður, Westfjords, Iceland
  • Nov 22 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • Nov 22 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • Nov 23 Bobby Rush, American politician (Rep-D-Illinois 1993-), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Nov 23 Diana Quick, English actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London
  • Nov 23 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Nov 23 Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor
  • Nov 24 Jimmy Collins, American basketball shooting guard (Chicago Bulls) and coach (University of Illinois, Chicago 1996-2010), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2020)
  • Nov 24 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)

Ted Bundy

Nov 24 Ted Bundy, American serial murderer during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1989)

  • Nov 25 Marc Brown, American children's book author, illustrator, and Emmy Award-winning television producer (Arthur), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 26 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, born in Tealing, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • Nov 26 Bert Ruiter, Dutch bassist (Earth & Fire; Focus), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nov 26 Ray Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Nov 27 Betty Weiss, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), born in Jamaica, Queens, NYC
  • Nov 27 Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, 2nd President of Djibouti (1999-present), born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • Nov 28 Joe Dante, American film director (Matinee; Twilight Zone:The Movie; Police Squad; Gremlins), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Nov 28 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • Nov 29 Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and musician (Nueva Trova movement), born in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba
  • Nov 29 Suzy Chaffee, American skier and chapstick user (Olympics 1968)
  • Nov 30 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (33 Tests, 96 dismissals, 5 x 50s; Central Districts CA), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 1976)
  • Nov 30 Marina Abramović, Serbian American performance artist, born in Belgrade, Serbia

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Zygmunt Stojowski, Polish-American concert pianist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 76
  • Nov 14 Herman de Man [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • Nov 14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • Nov 18 Donald Meek, Scottish-American actor (You Can't Take It with You, Stagecoach), dies at 86
  • Nov 18 John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
  • Nov 18 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), dies at 61
  • Nov 22 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
  • Nov 22 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (Reich Minister of Justice 1942-45), dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered
  • Nov 24 Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, dies at 70