November 1934 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 7 Arthur L. Mitchell, becomes first African American Democratic US congressman (Illinois)
  • Nov 8 Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
  • Nov 11 WOC-AM in Davenport Iowa splits from WHO-WOC & becomes KICK-AM
  • Nov 15 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)

Event of Interest

Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's "Children's Hour" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 20 New Belgian government of Theunis, Francqui & Gutt (3 bankers)
  • Nov 21 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
  • Nov 22 "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" 1st heard on Eddie Cantor's show
  • Nov 23 An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
  • Nov 24 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 26 Turkish regiment decrees importing family names

Event of Interest

Nov 27 Bank robber Baby Face Nelson and two FBI agents die in a shoot-out in Barrington, Illinois

Event of Interest

Nov 28 Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Aat Veldhoen, Dutch artist, born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 1 Hugh Bidwell, 662nd Lord Mayor of London (1989-90) (d. 2013)
  • Nov 1 Umberto Agnelli, Italian automotive executive (Fiat, 1965-2004), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • Nov 2 Bill Gothard, American Christian minister, speaker and Founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), born in Illinois
  • Nov 3 Hans Janmaat, Dutch politician (CP, CD)
  • Nov 3 Michael Doyle, Irish-American priest (Pastor of Sacred Heart - Camden, 1974-2020), poet. and anti-war activist (Camden 28), born in Longford, Ireland (d. 2022) [1]
  • Nov 4 Judith Herzberg, Dutch poet and author (Charlotte Life or Theater), born in Amsterdam
  • Nov 5 Nick Smith, American politician (Rep-R-Michigan, 1993-2005), born in Addison, Michigan
  • Nov 7 Stephen L. Neal, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1975-95), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 8 Roberta Hazard, American retired Rear Admiral (US Navy), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)

Carl SaganCarl Sagan (1934-1996)

Nov 9 American scientist, astronomer and author (Broca's Brain, Cosmos, Contact) known for his research on extraterrestrial life, born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Nov 9 Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician, Prime Minister of Sweden (1986-91, 94-96), born in Borås, Älvsborg County, Sweden

Charles MansonCharles Manson (1934-2017)

Nov 12 American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Nov 13 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist, born in Riverton, New Zealand
  • Nov 15 Joanna Barnes, actress (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 17 Jim Inhofe, (Senator-R-Oklahoma 1995-, Rep-R-Oklahoma 1987-94), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 18 Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek writer (Z) and diplomat, born in Kavala, Greece
  • Nov 20 Valentine J. Peter, American priest (Boy's Town), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nov 23 Rita Rossi Colwell, American oceanographer, born in Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Nov 27 Lawrence Jenco, American Roman Catholic priest held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Nov 30 Lansana Conté, Guinean politician, born in Dubreka, Guinea (d. 2008)

Weddings in History

Lyndon B. Johnson

Nov 17 Lyndon B. Johnson marries Claudia Alta Taylor

  • Nov 29 Prince George, Duke of Kent, weds princess Marina of Greece and Denmark

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Alfred Gilbert, English sculptor and goldsmith (Eros statue in Piccadilly), dies at 80
  • Nov 5 Karen Hulda Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen), dies at 72
  • Nov 8 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian sanitary physician, dies at 55
  • Nov 8 James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73
  • Nov 15 Anton Dreesmann, German-Dutch manufacturer (Vroom & Dreesman), dies at 80
  • Nov 16 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • Nov 16 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • Nov 17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist and cosmologist (developed theoretical models of the universe based on Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity), dies at 62
  • Nov 23 E. A. Wallis Budge, English orientalist and museum curator (British Museum), dies at 77
  • Nov 26 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman, dies at 68

Baby Face NelsonBaby Face Nelson (1908-1934)

Nov 27 American bank robber and gangster who killed more FBI agents than any other criminal, shot by the FBI in a shoot out at 25

  • Nov 27 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 27 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, shot and killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 30 Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)