On This Day

November 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps

Historic Expedition

Nov 4 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains. The first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.

  • Nov 7 Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building in New York
  • Nov 8 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 17 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

Historic Event

Nov 17 Nikolai Bukharin is expelled from the Soviet Politburo amidst a power struggle with Joseph Stalin

  • Nov 18 Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
  • Nov 20 First broadcast of "Goldbergs" on US radio

Historic Event

Nov 20 Salvador Dali's first one-man show

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1979-93), born in Peabody, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Nov 1 Rudy Kousbroek, Dutch writer and literary (Leopold the Buch), born in Pematang Siantar, Sumatra, Dutch East Indies (d. 2010)
  • Nov 2 Amar Bose, American entrepreneur and academic (M.I.T., Bose Corporation), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

Shakuntala Devi

Nov 4 Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator known as the "Human Computer", born in Bangalore, Mysore, British India (d. 2013)

  • Nov 8 António Castanheira Neves, Portuguese philosopher, born in Tábua, Portugal

Imre Kertész

Nov 9 Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, born in Budapest (d. 2016)

  • Nov 10 Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2015)
  • Nov 10 W. E. B. Griffin [William Edmund Butterworth], American best-selling author (Clandestine Operations, The Lieutenants), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Nov 11 Hans Magnus Enzensberger, German writer, born in Kaufbeuren, Germany
  • Nov 11 Olle Nygren, Swedish speedway rider (World Team Cup 1960; World C'ship 1954 3rd; World Longtrack C'ship 1961 runner-up), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2021)
  • Nov 12 Michael Ende, German fantasy and children's writer (The Neverending Story), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria (d. 1995)
  • Nov 13 Fred Phelps, American Baptist minister and civil rights attorney, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Horst Janssen, German graphic artist and printmaker, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Nov 16 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • Nov 17 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
  • Nov 18 William J. Knight, American astronaut and test pilot (X-15), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 2004)
  • Nov 21 Marilyn French, American author (The Women's Room), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Nov 22 Aleksandar Popović, Serbian dramatist (d. 1996)
  • Nov 23 Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian Zionist writer, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 25 Jack Hogan [Richard Roland Benson Jr], American actor (Combat", "Adam 12", "Sierra"), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Nov 26 Joyce McCartan, Irish peace campaigner, born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Billy Nair, South African union/SACP leader (20 yrs in Robbeneiland Prison)
  • Nov 29 Jackie Stallone, American astrologer and mother of Sylvester Stallone, born in Washington, D.C.

Weddings in History

E. B. White

Nov 13 American writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)
  • Nov 6 Maximilian, Prince of Baden [Max von Bathe], German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918), dies at 62
  • Nov 17 Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • Nov 18 Henricus van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929), dies at 78

Georges Clémenceau

Nov 24 Georges Clémenceau, Prime Minister of France (Radical-Socialist Party: 1906-09, 1917-20) who defended Dreyfuss, dies at 88