What Happened in November 1947

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances
  • Nov 1 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Nov 1 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
  • Nov 2 7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US)

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Nov 2 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane for the first and last time

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Nov 6 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show

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Nov 8 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 11 "Gentlemen's Agreement" directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)

  • Nov 12 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • Nov 12 Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
  • Nov 15 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
  • Nov 15 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
  • Nov 16 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
  • Nov 17 The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • Nov 19 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
  • Nov 20 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
  • Nov 20 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei
  • Nov 20 UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
  • Nov 21 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title
  • Nov 23 French government of Schumann forms

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Nov 23 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh

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Nov 24 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

  • Nov 24 The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
  • Nov 25 New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
  • Nov 25 The 1st systematic Hollywood blacklist is instituted, denying employment to American entertainment professionals due to alleged Communist ties or sympathies

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Nov 27 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 29 35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
  • Nov 29 UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • Nov 30 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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Nov 1 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • Nov 1 Bob Weston, English, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), born in Devon (d. 2012)
  • Nov 2 Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • Nov 2 David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • Nov 3 Mazie Hirono, American politician
  • Nov 4 Aleksandr Tkachev, USSR, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Nov 4 Alexei Ulanov, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • Nov 4 Edward Matt Dougherty, Chester PA, PGA golfer (1995 Deposit Guaranty)
  • Nov 4 Rodney Marsh, cricketer (AKA "Iron Gloves" AKA "Bacchus" Kept wickets)
  • Nov 5 Oleg Antropov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Nov 5 Peter Noone, rocker (Herman-Herman's Hermits-Silhouttes)
  • Nov 6 Doug Young, musician (Flash In The Pan)
  • Nov 6 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai (d. 2007)
  • Nov 6 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
  • Nov 6 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • Nov 6 Jack Arnold, character on TV programme The Wonder Years
  • Nov 6 John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 6 Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter, born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 7 Bob Anderson, English darts player
  • Nov 7 Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player
  • Nov 8 Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro Tenn, MD/astro (STS 51D, 40, SK:58)
  • Nov 8 Minnie Ripperton, singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 9 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Nov 10 Bechir Gemayel, pres Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982)
  • Nov 10 Greg Lake, English rock vocalist and bassist (King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer), born in Bournemouth (d. 2016)
  • Nov 11 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist
  • Nov 11 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
  • Nov 11 Pat "Dirty" Daugherty, rocker (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Nov 12 Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Nov 12 J. C. [John Charles] Crowley, American musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 12 Patrice Leconte, director (Monsieur Hire, Hairdresser's Husband)
  • Nov 12 Ron Bryant, American baseball player
  • Nov 13 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 13 Gene Garber, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 14 P J O'Rourke, writer (Easy Money)
  • Nov 14 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr], US accordionist (On Track), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Nov 15 William B Richardson, (Rep-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
  • Nov 16 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer
  • Nov 17 Rod Clements, English rocker (Lindisfarne), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • Nov 17 Stewkey, [Robert Antoni], rocker
  • Nov 17 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • Nov 17 Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • Nov 18 Jameson Parker, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 19 Bob Boone, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 19 Julian Graham Theodore Hough, actor (Deathwatch, Jabberwocky)
  • Nov 19 Lamar Smith, (Rep-R-Texas)
  • Nov 20 George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)
  • Nov 20 Joe Walsh, Wichita Ks, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • Nov 20 Mardell Wilkins, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 22 Alfredo Cristiani, president of El Salvador (1989-94)
  • Nov 22 Rod Price, rocker (Foghat)
  • Nov 22 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • Nov 23 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner
  • Nov 24 Dwight Schultz, actor (A-Team), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 24 Dave Sinclair, English musician (Caravan, Hatfield and the North)
  • Nov 25 John Larroquette, actor (Dan Fielding-Night Court), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 25 Jonathan Kaplan, director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 25 Linda Laflamme, rocker
  • Nov 25 Val Fuentes, rocker (It's A Beautiful Day)
  • Nov 25 Tracey Walter, American actor
  • Nov 26 Larry Gura, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Richie Hebner, American baseball player, born in Norwood, Massachusetts
  • Nov 26 Susanne Zenor, American actress
  • Nov 28 Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992)
  • Nov 28 Maria Farantouri, Greek singer
  • Nov 29 Petra Kelly, Gunzburg, Bavaria, German politician and activist (German Green Party)
  • Nov 29 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • Nov 30 David Mamet, playwright/dir (Speed the Plow, House of Games), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 30 Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 1 Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)
  • Nov 6 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (That Drawer Jahwes), dies at 64
  • Nov 12 Emmuska Orczy, British author (Scarlet Pimpernel), dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • Nov 17 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", dies at 83
  • Nov 17 Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  • Nov 20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, dies at 26
  • Nov 25 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (b. 1876)
  • Nov 28 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44
  • Nov 30 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade, Anna Boleyn, Ninotchka), dies from a heart attack at 55