Historical Events in November 1947

  • Nov 1 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Nov 1 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama/comedy double bill "The Medium" and " The Telephone" closes at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC after 211 performances
  • Nov 1 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
  • Nov 2 After just 6 games of the season, Chicago Blackhawks trade NHL scoring leader Max Bentley along with Cy Thomas to Toronto Maple Leafs for Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart, Bob Goldham, and Ernie Dickens

Historic Event

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

Ryder Cup

Nov 2 Ryder Cup Golf, Portland GC: US wins first post WWII event, 11-1; Ben Hogan American captain; Henry Cotton GB skipper

  • Nov 6 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show

Sports History

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

Film Premiere

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 Observatory, California
  • Nov 20 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)

Catholic Encyclical

Nov 20 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei

  • Nov 20 UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps

Sports History

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

Sports History

Nov 23 Washington Redskins quarterback Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs. Chicago Cardinals (45-21)

Historic Publication

Nov 24 John Steinbeck's novella "The 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
  • Nov 29 Anti-Jewish riots in Aleppo erupt after UN votes to partition Palestine, with cost of 75 lives and the disappearance of medieval manuscript the Aleppo Codex
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win 3rd straight and 8th title; beat Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
  • Nov 29 UN General Assembly vote to allow the partition of Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • Nov 30 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked