What Happened in November 1951

Historical Events


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Nov 1 Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • Nov 1 First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico

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Nov 1 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella wins first of his 3 National League MVP awards

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Nov 1 Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson
  • Nov 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Nov 4 Ryder Cup Golf, Pinehurst Resort: US wins 9½-2½; Sam Snead playing captain for US; Arthur Lacey non-playing GB skipper

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Nov 4 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
  • Nov 4 Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
  • Nov 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 7 Constitution of Jordan passes

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Nov 8 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Nov 10 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance
  • Nov 12 "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances
  • Nov 13 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • Nov 15 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pakistan XI v MCC, Lahore
  • Nov 15 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year

  • Nov 17 Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system
  • Nov 18 "See it Now" premieres on TV
  • Nov 18 British troops occupy Ismailiya, Egypt
  • Nov 18 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • Nov 19 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday
  • Nov 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 Snowdonia becomes a British National Park
  • Nov 24 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • Nov 24 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Nov 24 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
  • Nov 24 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • Nov 25 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock, Alabama
  • Nov 25 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
  • Nov 25 Commemoration of Dutch resistance fighter Hannie Schaft forbidden
  • Nov 25 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • Nov 25 Cleveland halfback Dub Jones ties the NFL record for most touchdowns in a game crossing for 6 in Browns 42-21 win v Chicago Bears at Cleveland Stadium
  • Nov 27 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
  • Nov 27 Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea
  • Nov 28 John Van Druten's "I am a Camera" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 28 Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria
  • Nov 29 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Craig Serjeant, cricketer (Australian batsman late seventies)
  • Nov 1 Ronald Bell, rock sax (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 1 Fabrice Luchini, French actor
  • Nov 2 Kathy Hammond, American 400m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 2 Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic (Henry and Clara), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Nov 2 Lindy Morrison, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Queensland, Australia
  • Nov 3 Azmat Rana, cricketer (one Test for Pakistan against Australia 1980)
  • Nov 3 Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist, New York Daily News
  • Nov 4 Traian Băsescu, President of Romania
  • Nov 5 Cindy Brooks, playmate (April, 1985), born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 5 Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist
  • Nov 6 Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney, born in Lund, Skåne, Sweden
  • Nov 6 John Falsey, American television writer and producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 7 Dan Duva, boxing promoter/producer (Howard Stern New Years Party)
  • Nov 8 Larry Burnette, rocker (Firefall)
  • Nov 8 Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Nov 8 Alfredo Astiz, Argentine general
  • Nov 9 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, founder (Vakvereniging Medical Astrology)
  • Nov 9 Lou Ferrigno, American body builder/actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 9 Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer
  • Nov 10 Morris Hatalsky, American professional golfer, born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 11 Fuzzy [Frank] Zoeller, New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)
  • Nov 11 Kim Peek, American megasavant
  • Nov 13 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 Bill Gibson, American rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 13 Janet Collins, ballerina, 1st African American dancer with Opera Co (Aida)
  • Nov 13 Boaz Vaadia, Israeli-born sculptor who worked in America, born in Gat Rimon (d. 2017)
  • Nov 14 Barry Brandt, rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 14 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • Nov 14 Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist
  • Nov 14 Alec John Such, US pop bassist (Bon Jovi-Wanted Dead or Alive)
  • Nov 14 Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director (Let Live, Raise the Red Lantern), born in Xi'an, China
  • Nov 15 Beverly D'Angelo, American actress (National Lampoon's Vacation), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 16 Miguel Sandoval, American actor
  • Nov 17 Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Nov 17 Stephen Root, American actor
  • Nov 17 Butch Davis, American football coach
  • Nov 17 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • Nov 17 Nasty Canasta, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Drip-Along Daffy"
  • Nov 18 Marga Stubblefield, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 18 Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)
  • Nov 18 Justin Raimondo, American author
  • Nov 19 Timothy J Penny, American politician (Rep-D-MN, 1983-95), born in Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • Nov 19 Zeenat Aman, Indian actress
  • Nov 19 Lord Falconer of Thoroton, British lawyer and politician
  • Nov 20 David Walters, American politician
  • Nov 21 Nick Gilder, English singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London
  • Nov 22 Kent Nagano, American conductor and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California
  • Nov 23 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 23 David Rappaport, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • Nov 23 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 24 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Nov 24 Gaby Landhage, Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear)
  • Nov 24 Graham Price, British rugby player
  • Nov 25 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • Nov 25 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • Nov 25 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • Nov 25 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • Nov 26 La Cicciolina, [Ilona Staller], Italian MP, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 27 Jayne Kennedy, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 Kevin Kavanaugh, rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27]

Person of interestKathryn Bigelow

Nov 27 Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
  • Nov 29 Barry Goudreau, rock guitarist (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 29 Jonathan Zeitlyn, artist
  • Nov 29 Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • Nov 30 Christian Bernard, mystic
  • Nov 30 June Chadwick, British actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, Czech organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 9 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • Nov 13 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), dies at 71
  • Nov 13 Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 13 Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 18 Johan van Maarseveen, Dutch Minister of Justice and Internal minister, dies at 57
  • Nov 18 Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Will Vodery, African-American composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 20 Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Raden Mas Noto Soeroto, Javanese poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63