On This Day

November 1941 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 1 Chetniks attacks Tito's partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Nov 1 Japanese naval staff offiicers Suzuki & Maejima arrive at Pearl Harbor

Famous Photo

Nov 1 Ansel Adams shoots 'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico', one of his most famous photographs

  • Nov 5 Japanese naval staff officers Suzuki and Maejima leave Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 6 Einsatz Gruppe kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine
  • Nov 6 USA lends Soviet Union $1 million
  • Nov 7 British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied
  • Nov 8 The Albanian Communist Party is founded

Historic Event

Nov 9 Hitler threatens Clemens August, Graf von Galen and Bishop of Münster

  • Nov 11 Czech premier General Eliasj arrested by Nazis
  • Nov 12 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
  • Nov 12 Radio stations WOV-AM & WNEW-AM in NYC swaps call letters
  • Nov 12 Alma Heflin, 1st female test pilot for commercial aircraft - Piper Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
  • Nov 13 U-81 torpedoes British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal near Gibraltar
  • Nov 14 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
  • Nov 14 Governr-General Wouters of Dutch Antilles refuses Jews refuge
  • Nov 15 Cow Palace opens in San Francisco
  • Nov 15 Yugoslav government in exile names Draza Mihailovic premier
  • Nov 16 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • Nov 18 British troops open attack on Tobruk, North Africa
  • Nov 18 Jerome Chodorov/Joseph Fields' "Junior Miss" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Nov 18 Mussolini's forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

  • Nov 20 Adm Nomura & Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note
  • Nov 20 German "auxiliary cruiser" (armed merchant raider) Kormoran sinks near Australia
  • Nov 21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • Nov 22 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
  • Nov 22 NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya
  • Nov 23 German troops conquer Klin, NW of Moscow
  • Nov 24 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
  • Nov 24 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • Nov 24 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
  • Nov 25 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • Nov 25 Finland joined the Anti-Komintern Pact.
  • Nov 26 General Alan Cunningham relieved of command of British 8th Army in North Africa
  • Nov 26 British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda
  • Nov 26 Japanese naval carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor
  • Nov 26 Lebanon independence first proclaimed by France
  • Nov 27 British 13th Army Corps reaches Tobruk in Libya
  • Nov 27 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • Nov 28 German troops vacate Rostov
  • Nov 29 Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Japanese war fleet
  • Nov 30 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes its last run

Historic Event

Nov 30 Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada and Nagano


Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Alfio Basile, Argentine football coach, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina
  • Nov 10 John Geoghegan, U.S. Army infantry lieutenant and Silver Star recipient, born in Pelham, New York (d. 1965)
  • Nov 13 Eberhard Diepgen, German politician, born in Pankow, Berlin
  • Nov 14 Hermanus J Kriel, South African minister of Planning (1989- )
  • Nov 15 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, American sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
  • Nov 16 Ann McLaughlin Korologos, 19th United States Secretary of Labor (1987-89), born in Chatham, New Jersey
  • Nov 17 Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
  • Nov 19 Tommy Thompson, American politician (42nd Governor of Wisconsin), born in Elroy, Wisconsin
  • Nov 23 Derek Mahon, Irish Poet (A Disused Shed in Co Wexford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Nov 24 John de Andrea, US sculptor
  • Nov 25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • Nov 29 Ronald D. Coleman, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1983-97), born in El Paso, Texas

Weddings in History

James Herriot

Nov 5 Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Camille Melloy [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • Nov 2 Simon Guggenheim, American businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
  • Nov 5 Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (b. 1905)
  • Nov 6 Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • Nov 7 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Elite Circle), dies at 83
  • Nov 12 Abe Reles "Kid Twist", American NY gangster and police informer, killed falling from a window under suspicious circumstances at 35
  • Nov 17 Ernst Udet, German WWI pilot and notable flying ace who helped develop the Luftwaffe under the Nazi Party, commits suicide at 45
  • Nov 18 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (Labour Party), dies at 74
  • Nov 18 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)
  • Nov 18 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist and chemist (Nobel Prize, 1920), dies at 77 [1]
  • Nov 21 Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif
  • Nov 21 Henrietta Vinton Davis, African-American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator and public speaker, dies at 81
  • Nov 21 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Werner Mölders, German ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • Nov 25 Pedro Aguirre Cerda, president Chile (People's Front), dies
  • Nov 26 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (Trold, der vejrer kristenblod), dies at 80
  • Nov 26 Ernest Lapointe, French Canadian politician (b. 1876)