November 1946 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nov 1 Future pope Karol Wojtyla of Poland is ordained to Catholic priesthood
  • Nov 1 West German state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) created

Event of Interest

Nov 3 Emperor Hirohito proclaims a new Japanese constitution

  • Nov 4 United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed

Election of Interest

Nov 5 John F. Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) elected to US House of Representatives

Event of Interest

Nov 6 Karol Wojtyla (future Pope John Paul II) holds his first Mass as newly ordained Catholic priest in Wawel Cathedral's crypt

Event of Interest

Nov 8 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

Event of Interest

Nov 9 US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

  • Nov 10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • Nov 12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows
  • Nov 13 First artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, Massachusetts
  • Nov 14 Dutch Dakota flight to Schiphol crashes, kills 11
  • Nov 15 House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

Theater Premiere

Nov 20 Lillian Hellman's play "Another Part of the Forest" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 21 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
  • Nov 21 Harry Truman becomes 1st US President to travel in a submerged sub
  • Nov 23 French Navy fire in Haiphong, Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • Nov 23 The Workers Party of South Korea is founded

Election of Interest

Nov 27 Peter Fraser's Labour government wins a second term in New Zealand's general elections

  • Nov 28 Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert sentenced to death
  • Nov 28 French Fourth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • Nov 29 Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Yuko Shimizu, Japanese illustrator (creator of Hello Kitty), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Nov 4 Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady (2001-09), born in Midland, Texas
  • Nov 4 Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, born in Floral Park, New York (d. 1989)
  • Nov 5 Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist
  • Nov 6 Fred Penner, Canadian children's entertainer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Nov 10 David Stockman, American politician and Reagan's ex-budget director, born in Fort Hood, Texas
  • Nov 10 Jack Ketchum [Dallas William Mayr], American horror fiction author (Off Season, Red, The Woman), born in Livingston, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Nov 11 Corrine Brown, American politician convicted on corruption charges (Rep-D-Florida 1993-2017), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 11 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Nov 17 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • Nov 18 Alan Dean Foster, American sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
  • Nov 20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • Nov 22 Hans Kombrink, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Finance (PvdA)
  • Nov 23 Bobby Rush, American politician (Rep-D-Illinois 1993-), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Nov 24 Penelope Jones Halsall (aka: Caroline Courtney, Melinda Wright, Lydia Hitchcock, Penny Jordan, Annie Groves)

Ted BundyTed Bundy (1946-1989)

Nov 24 American serial killer of up to 100 women during the 1970s, born in Burlington, Vermont

  • Nov 26 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, born in Tealing, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • Nov 27 Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, 2nd President of Djibouti (1999-present), born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • Nov 28 Susan Spencer, American correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx], born in Memphis Tennessee
  • Nov 30 Marina Abramović, Serbian American performance artist, born in Belgrade, Serbia

Deaths in History

  • Nov 14 Herman de Man [Salomon Herman Hamburger], Dutch writer (The Rising Waters), dies in an airplane crash at 48
  • Nov 22 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist and politician (Reich Minister of Justice 1942-45), dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered