What Happened in November 1949

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Netherland recognizes Indonesia as a sovereign state
  • Nov 2 NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands
  • Nov 4 "One Man's Family" premieres on TV
  • Nov 6 Greek civil war ends after 3 years with defeat of communist factions
  • Nov 7 King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 8 "All The King's Men" based on Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)

  • Nov 9 Costa Rica adopts Constitution
  • Nov 11 WTTV TV channel 4 in Bloomington-Indianapol, IN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • Nov 15 KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 15 WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast

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Nov 18 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Nov 18 The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days
  • Nov 19 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco
  • Nov 20 Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000
  • Nov 21 Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
  • Nov 24 British steel & iron industry nationalised
  • Nov 24 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
  • Nov 25 "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts

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Nov 25 Ted Williams wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 26 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
  • Nov 26 The Constituent Assembly of India formally adopts a new constitution
  • Nov 28 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances
  • Nov 29 Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa
  • Nov 29 Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700

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Nov 30 New Zealand general election won by Sidney Holland's National party, ousting Peter Fraser's Labour government

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser
New Zealand Prime Minister
Peter Fraser
  • Nov 30 Chinese Communists captured Chungking
  • Nov 30 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Jeannie Berlin, actress (Heartbreak Kid, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 1 Michael D. Griffin, NASA chief administrator
  • Nov 1 David Foster, Canadian musician and record producer, born in British Columbia, Canada
  • Nov 2 Simon Augustini, Albanian politician

Person of interestLarry Holmes

Nov 3 Larry Holmes, American heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85), born in Cuthbert, Georgia

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 3 Michael Evans, American actor (All in the Family), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Nov 3 Roswitha Krause, USSR, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic silver 1968)

Person of interestAnna Wintour

Nov 3 Anna Wintour, English-American editor (Editor of US Vogue), born in London, England

Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour
  • Nov 3 Mike Evans, American actor (d. 2006)
  • Nov 4 Berlinda Tolbert, actor (Jenny-Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Nov 4 Kathy McMullen, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 5 Armin Shimerman, American actor
  • Nov 5 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
  • Nov 6 Brad Davis, American actor (Roots, Chiefs, Midnight Express), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d.1991)
  • Nov 6 Nigel Havers, English actor (Don't Wait Up), born in London
  • Nov 6 Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Artemisa, Cuba
  • Nov 6 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Nov 7 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 8 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • Nov 8 Bonnie Raitt, American blues country singer-songwriter (Green Light, The Glow), born in Burbank, California
  • Nov 8 Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the US National Rifle Association, born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 9 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • Nov 10 Ann Reinking, dancer/actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 11 Kathy Postlewait, Norfolk VA, LPGA golfer (1989 Sara Lee)
  • Nov 12 Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, rocker
  • Nov 12 Jack Reed, (Rep-D-Rhode Island)
  • Nov 12 Penelope Pussycat, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "For Scent-imental Reasons"
  • Nov 13 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • Nov 13 Terry Reid, English rock guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid), born in Huntingdon, England
  • Nov 13 Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 14 Terry Lee Johnson, Alabama, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 14 Phil Baron, American voice actor (Piglet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 16 Pattie Santos, singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • Nov 16 William Ackerman, composer
  • Nov 17 John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Nov 17 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 18 Bonnie St Claire, [Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer (Tame me Tiger)
  • Nov 18 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • Nov 19 Ahmad Rashad, [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster
  • Nov 19 Mickey Lee Davis Jr, Tenn, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Nov 20 Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Nov 20 Ray Vitte, American actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Thelma Drake, American politician
  • Nov 21 Basil Williams, cricketer (century on debut for West Indies 1978)
  • Nov 21 Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor (Diamond's Edge)
  • Nov 21 Barbara Jo Rubin, American jockey, first women to win a race on a major US track, born in Highland, Illinois
  • Nov 22 Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-06), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • Nov 23 Gayl Jones, US author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)
  • Nov 24 Anita Louis, US singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman)
  • Nov 24 Martin Duiser, pop producer (Vanessa, Lee Towers)
  • Nov 24 Shane Bourne, Australian comedian and actor
  • Nov 25 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • Nov 25 Rita Jenrette, wife of Rep John Jenrette (D-SC), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 25 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • Nov 26 Maggie Donnelly, London bag lady
  • Nov 26 Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer
  • Nov 26 Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Vincent A. Mahler, American educator
  • Nov 27 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver
  • Nov 28 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • Nov 28 Hugh McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • Nov 28 Paul Shaffer, orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Nov 28 Victor Ostrovsky, Canadian/Israel, Mossad agent (By Way of Deception)
  • Nov 29 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Nov 29 Kenneth D Cameron, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (STS 37, 56, 74), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Nov 29 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • Nov 29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • Nov 29 Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • Nov 30 Arthur Lee Washington Jr, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • Nov 30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies
  • Nov 2 Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (b. 1872)
  • Nov 3 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and art collector (Guggenheim Museum New York), dies at 88
  • Nov 8 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian clergyman (b. 1874)
  • Nov 12 Hendrik A de Fish, [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat, dies at 72
  • Nov 19 James Ensor, Flemish painter/etcher (Oestereetster), dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Gustav Radbruch, German Min of Justice, dies

Person of interestBill Robinson

Nov 25 Bill Robinson "Bojangles" American famed tap dancer (The Little Colonel, Stormy Weather), dies at 71

Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
  • Nov 27 Tom Walls, British actor and producer (A Cuckoo in the Nest, Undercover), dies at 66