Historical Events in November 1935

Theater Premiere

Nov 1 T. S. Eliot's play "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London

  • Nov 3 George II returns to Greece after 12 years and regains monarchy
  • Nov 3 Korean runner Sohn Kee-chung sets new men's marathon world record, 2:26:42 in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 3 Philadelphia Eagles beat Boston Redskins, 7-6 at Fenway Park; respective quarterbacks combine to throw an NFL record 11 interceptions
  • Nov 5 Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of Maryland to admit Donald Murray, a black man
  • Nov 5 Parker Brothers launches the board game Monopoly
  • Nov 6 1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft

Historic Event

Nov 7 Addressing a meeting of Stakhanovites, Joseph Stalin utters his famous phrase "life has become better"

Mutiny On The Bounty

Nov 8 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

  • Nov 9 Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms
  • Nov 11 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over South Dakota
  • Nov 12 Egas Moniz performs the first modern brain surgery on the frontal lobes to treat mental disorders, at Santa Marta Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Nov 13 Anti-British riots in Egypt

Philippine Revolution

Nov 14 FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

  • Nov 14 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
  • Nov 15 "A Night at the Opera", directed by Sam Wood, starring the Marx Brothers, is released
  • Nov 15 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated

Musical Finale

Nov 16 Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 420 performances

Music Premiere

Nov 16 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 21 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 22 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
  • Nov 24 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
  • Nov 25 International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam

Historic Event

Nov 29 Michael Joseph Savage becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand

Historic Publication

Nov 29 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment "Schrödinger's cat", a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics