On This Day

November 1928 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 1st celebration of Authors' Day
The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
The Hindenburg bursts into flames as it approaches its mooring mast. Thirty-six people died.
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  • Nov 3 Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet
  • Nov 4 Jose Moncada elected president of Nicaragua

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 American gangster Arnold Rothstein is shot at a business meeting for reputedly refusing to pay gambling debts (dies 6th November)

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • Nov 6 Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Republican candidate Herbert Hoover is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Al Smith

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Nov 6 Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
  • Nov 6 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Emperor Hirohito of Japan's possession of the Imperial Regalia is publicly confirmed

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito
  • Nov 11 France's 5th government of PoincarĂ© forms
  • Nov 11 KXO-AM in El Centro CA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WGL-AM in Ft Wayne IN begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WMT-AM in Cedar Rapids IA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 11 WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • Nov 17 Boston Garden officially opens
  • Nov 17 Notre Dame finally loses a football game at home after 23 years
  • Nov 20 WGH-AM in Newport News VA begins radio transmissions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

InventionHistoric Invention

Nov 30 Vladimir K. Zworykin receives patent on Iconoscope TV system


Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Geoffrey Pardoe, British engineer (Project Manager for the Blue Streak ballistic missile programme) (d. 1996)
  • Nov 2 Paul Johnson, English journalist, author and historian, born in Manchester, England
  • Nov 3 Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (Kimba the White Lion), born in Toyonaka City, Japan (d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Hannah Weiner, American experimental poet, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1997)
  • Nov 7 Richard G. Scott, American scientist and LDS apostle, born in Pocatello, Idaho (d. 2015)
  • Nov 7 Norton Zinder, American biologist (genetic transduction), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 Anne Sexton, American poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Nov 10 William Staveley, British Royal Navy admiral (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Edward Zorinsky, American (Sen-D-NB, 1976-88), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • Nov 11 Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author (The Death of Artemio Cruz), born in Panama City, Panama (d. 2012)
  • Nov 12 Johan B W Polak, Dutch publisher/publicist (Bloom of Decadence)
  • Nov 15 William Heirens, serial killer (Lipstick Killer), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Nov 22 Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (d. 2008)
  • Nov 26 John Barton, British theatre director and co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 28 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng
  • Nov 28 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (d. 1980)
  • Nov 29 Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter
  • Nov 29 Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • Nov 30 Chic Hecht, (Sen-R-NV, 1983- )

Deaths in History


Person of interestArnold Rothstein

Nov 6 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), dies of gunshot wounds at 46

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • Nov 13 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • Nov 15 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American Geologist and educator, dies at 85
  • Nov 17 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
  • Nov 21 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies

Person of interestReinhard Scheer

Nov 26 Reinhard Scheer, German admiral and commander of the High Seas Fleet in World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies at 65

  • Nov 28 Frank Friday Fletcher, American Naval Admiral (Medal of Order for Battle of Veracruz), dies at 73