On This Day

Historical Events in November 1949

  • Nov 2 The Netherlands recognizes its former colony 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

CrownRoyal Coronation

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

Prince of Monaco Rainier III
Prince of Monaco
Rainier III
  • Nov 20 Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 Ted Williams wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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