Historical Events in November 1949

  • Nov 2 NL scheme for national distribution of textiles, meat and cheese disbands
  • Nov 2 The Netherlands recognizes its former colony Indonesia as a sovereign state
  • Nov 4 "One Man's Family" premieres on TV in the US, after running as a radio show since 1932
  • Nov 6 Greek civil war ends after 3 years with defeat of communist factions
  • Nov 7 King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament

Film Premiere

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; call letters a nod to the owners other business, The San Francisco Chronicle newspaper

Sports History

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

  • Nov 18 The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days

Royal Coronation

Nov 19 Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco

  • Nov 20 Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000

Sports History

Nov 21 Bill Veeck sells Cleveland Indians for $22 million, to fund his divorce settlement

  • Nov 24 British steel & iron industry nationalised
  • Nov 24 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
  • Nov 25 Gene Autry's single "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" appears on music charts; songwriter Johnny Marks adapted poem written by his brother-in-law Robert L. May for Montgomery Ward department stores
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Montreal Alouettes beat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15 for their first Championship
  • 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
  • Nov 30 Chinese Communists captured Chungking
  • Nov 30 KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (CBS) begins broadcasting

Election of Interest

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