On This Day

November 1935 in History

Events in History

Theater Premiere

Nov 1 T. S. Eliot's play "Murder in the Cathedral" premieres in London

  • Nov 3 George II returns to Greece after 12 years and regains monarchy
  • Nov 5 Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of Maryland to admit Donald Murray, a black man
  • Nov 5 Parker Brothers launches the board game Monopoly
  • Nov 6 1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft

Historic Event

Nov 7 Addressing a meeting of Stakhanovites, Joseph Stalin utters his famous phrase "life has become better"

  • Nov 9 Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms
  • Nov 11 Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over South Dakota
  • Nov 12 Egas Moniz performs the first modern brain surgery on the frontal lobes to treat mental disorders, at Santa Marta Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Nov 13 Anti-British riots in Egypt

Philippine Revolution

Nov 14 FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

  • Nov 14 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship
  • Nov 15 Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
  • Nov 21 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 22 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
  • Nov 24 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
  • Nov 25 International Institute for Social History (IISG) forms in Amsterdam

Historic Event

Nov 29 Michael Joseph Savage becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand

Historic Publication

Nov 29 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment "Schrödinger's cat", a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics


Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary critic, born in Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine (d. 2003)

Charles Koch

Nov 1 Charles Koch, American businessman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas

  • Nov 7 Willibrordus S. Rendra, Indonesian poet (Ballad orang-orang tertjina), born in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia (d. 2009)
  • Nov 8 Alfonso López Trujillo, Colombian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, born in Villahermosa, Colombia (d. 2008)
  • Nov 10 Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist and cosmologist, born in Moscow, Russian SFSR
  • Nov 10 Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Nov 13 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, born in Ballinamore, County Leitrim (d. 1995)
  • Nov 13 George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in The East End, Co. London
  • Nov 13 Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • Nov 14 Hussein ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952-99), born in Amman, Jordan (d. 1999)
  • Nov 14 Gennadi Aleksandrovich Dolgopolov, cosmonaut
  • Nov 14 Jakusho Kwong, head of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Nov 15 Jerry Douglas, American director and writer (Grabby Awards Hall of Fame), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman
  • Nov 16 Elizabeth Drew, American journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 16 France-Albert René, 2nd President of Seychelles (1977-2004), born in Victoria, Crown Colony of Seychelles (d. 2019)
  • Nov 18 Rudolf Bahro, German dissident (d. 1997)
  • Nov 18 Rodney Hall, Australian author

Jack Welch

Nov 19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric (GE), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2020)

  • Nov 19 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian imam (d. 1990)
  • Nov 23 Dean Gallo, American politician (Rep-R-NJ, 1985-94), born in Havensack, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Nov 23 Vladislav Volkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Nov 24 Ron Dellums, American politician (D-House representative from California, 1971-1998), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • Nov 24 Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini royal and politician, world's longest serving Prime Minister of Bahrain (1970-2020), born in Bahrain (d. 2020)
  • Nov 28 Randolph Stow, author/poet (Suburbs of Hell)
  • Nov 28 Prince Hitachi, Japanese royalty

Weddings in History

  • Nov 6 English Prince Henry weds Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat, dies at 72
  • Nov 6 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (revivals and sermons reflected the emotional upheavals caused by transition from rural to industrial society in the United States), dies at 72
  • Nov 7 Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia, dies at 39
  • Nov 8 Hans Windisch, German New Testament scholar, dies at 54
  • Nov 9 Paolo Orsi, Italian Archaeologist, dies at 76
  • Nov 14 J Wouter[us] van Dieren, biologist (Terschelling), dies

John Jellicoe

Nov 20 John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet in World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies of pneumonia at 75

  • Nov 23 Louise Mack, Australian poet and novelist, dies at 65
  • Nov 30 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), dies at 47