The following events occurred in November 1930:
Saturday, November 1Edit
- The Detroit–Windsor Tunnel opened.
- The Liberal Party won mid-term parliamentary elections in Cuba.
- Born: A. R. Gurney, playwright and novelist, in Buffalo, New York (d. 2017)
Sunday, November 2Edit
Monday, November 3Edit
- Getúlio Vargas became President of Brazil.
- The Maxwell Anderson play Elizabeth the Queen premiered at the Guild Theatre on Broadway.
- Born: D. James Kennedy, evangelist, in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2007)
Tuesday, November 4Edit
- President Herbert Hoover and the Republicans suffered substantial losses in the U.S. midterm elections.
- Democratic candidates swept the New York state election.
- The first televised election night coverage shows results coming in for Senate elections across the country
- Born: Dick Groat, baseball player, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, November 5Edit
- 82 were killed in the Millfield Mine disaster in Ohio.
- The Wittpenn Bridge opened in New Jersey.
- The 3rd Academy Awards were held. All Quiet on the Western Front won the top award for Outstanding Production.
- Died: Christiaan Eijkman, 72, Dutch physician and Nobel laureate; Luigi Facta, 68, 26th Prime Minister of Italy
Thursday, November 6Edit
- Nine members of United Artists released a joint statement attacking Fox West Coast Theatres as "an arrogant monopoly" that was fixing low prices to pay to show films, and announcing they would boycott the chain until they changed their policies. Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Al Jolson were among the signees. Fox issued a reply saying their prices were competitive with other west coast theaters and explaining, "Inasmuch as United Artists produce only a small percentage of the films shown in Fox theaters, we are not greatly concerned with their threat to withdraw all their efforts."
- Born: Derrick Bell, law professor, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2011); Wilma Briggs, baseball player, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Friday, November 7Edit
- Lenin's Mausoleum reopened as a new, permanent structure on the 13th anniversary of the Communist Revolution.
- The Bank of Tennessee failed and went into federal receivership, triggering a chain reaction of bank closures in and around the American South over the next two weeks as more and more people made bank runs.
Saturday, November 8Edit
- The United States and Britain extended formal recognition to the new Brazilian government.
- Died: Clare Eames, 36, American stage actress, director and wife of Sidney Howard
Sunday, November 9Edit
- The Social Democratic Party won the Austrian legislative election. Neither the Communists nor the Nazis were able to win a single seat.
Monday, November 10Edit
- Over 30 people were injured in London when four elephants stampeded during the Lord Mayor's Show.
- Born: Gene Conley, baseball and basketball player, in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
- Died: William Light, 52, English cricketer
Tuesday, November 11Edit
- The Belgian cabinet resigned over the dispute concerning the use of the Flemish and French languages at Ghent University.
- Died: Caleb R. Layton, 79, American physician and politician
- Born: Mildred Dresselhaus (née Spiewak), American solid-state physicist and electrical engineer (d. 2017)
Wednesday, November 12Edit
- The first Round Table Conference between the British government and representatives of the Indian independence movement opened in London.
- Born: Alberta Odell Jones. The first female prosecutor in Louisville, KY; Howard-trained lawyer; unsung Civil Rights activist and hero. Beaten and drowned by racist cowards in 1965 at 34 years old. Please say her name: Alberta Odell Jones. Louisville, KY
- Born: Bob Crewe, singer, songwriter and record producer, in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
Thursday, November 13Edit
- Cuban President Gerardo Machado suspended the Constitution for 25 days as rioting in Havana killed 7.
- The German football club SV Wacker Burghausen was founded.
Friday, November 14Edit
- Japanese Prime Minister Osachi Hamaguchi was shot and seriously wounded in an assassination attempt at Tokyo Station.
- Tony Canzoneri knocked out Al Singer in the first round at Madison Square Garden to win the World Lightweight Title in a stunning upset.
- The Imperial Conference ended without an agreement on measures to encourage trade within the Empire.
- Born: Shirley Crabtree, professional wrestler, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1997); Ed White, astronaut, in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1967)
Saturday, November 15Edit
- A 48-hour general strike began in Madrid protesting police methods in handling demonstrating workmen. Rioters smashed street lights and streetcars while battling police.
- Born: J. G. Ballard, English author and essayist, in Shanghai International Settlement, China (d. 2009)
Sunday, November 16Edit
- Parliamentary elections were held in Poland. The Nonpartisan Bloc for Cooperation with the Government, affiliated with Józef Piłsudski, won an absolute majority. Opposition parties were systematically suppressed during the election campaign through arrests and intimidation.
- The Parliament of Iraq ratified the Anglo-Iraqi Treaty confirming Iraqi independence and providing for Iraq's admission into the League of Nations in 1932.
- Born: Chinua Achebe, novelist, poet, professor and critic, in Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria (d. 2013); Salvatore Riina, Sicilian Mafia boss, in Corleone, Sicily (d. 2017)
Monday, November 17Edit
- 200,000 workers and students joined the Madrid general strike. The city of Barcelona also went on strike in sympathy.
- College football star Joe Savoldi withdrew from the University of Notre Dame after a scandal broke revealing that he had filed for annulment of a secret marriage.
- The Billy Rose-produced musical revue Sweet and Low opened at Chanin's 46th Street Theatre on Broadway.
Tuesday, November 18Edit
- Fascist Italy reduced the salary of nearly a million government employees by 12 to 35% to make up the government's budget deficit. All cabinet ministers including Mussolini himself took a 12% pay cut.
- Sténio Vincent was elected President of Haiti by the National Assembly.
Wednesday, November 19Edit
- Al Capone associate Jake Guzik was found guilty on three counts of tax evasion.
- The general strike in Barcelona was called off after three days of rioting. Strikes had spread to ten other Spanish cities since the first one was called in Madrid.
Thursday, November 20Edit
- German Foreign Minister Julius Curtius said in a speech that Germany may have to ask for a moratorium on its Young Plan payments.
- Born: Bernard Horsfall, actor, in Bishop's Stortford, England (d. 2013)
- Died: William B. Hanna, 64, American sportswriter
Friday, November 21Edit
Saturday, November 22Edit
- In his first interview ever given to a Western news agency, Joseph Stalin spoke to United Press International to refute rumors he had been assassinated.
Sunday, November 23Edit
- Storms lashed Western and Central Europe, causing flooding and shipping disruptions. The German cargo ship Louise Leonhardt sank in the North Sea with the loss of all 31 crew.
- Born: Jack McKeon, baseball manager, in South Amboy, New Jersey
Monday, November 24Edit
- Pretty Boy Floyd and an accomplice were sentenced to 12–15 years in prison for robbing a bank in Sylvania, Ohio. Floyd almost escaped an hour before his sentencing by slipping out a side door of the county jail, but police managed to catch him after a short chase.
- Born: Bob Friend, baseball player, in Lafayette, Indiana
Tuesday, November 25Edit
- The 7.1 magnitude North Izu earthquake shook Japan, killing 259.
- The Industrial Party Trial began in the Soviet Union. Several prominent scientists and economists were accused of plotting against the government.
- Born: Clark Scholes, Olympic swimmer, in Detroit (d. 2010)
Wednesday, November 26Edit
- Berlin police arrested 200 students publicly defying the government ban on duelling. A great number of rapiers and sabres were also seized.
- Died: Otto Sverdrup, 76, Norwegian sailor and explorer
Thursday, November 27Edit
- Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff demanded military parity between Germany and the Allies at the League of Nations preparatory disarmament conference in Geneva, but the commission rejected the request and said the Treaty of Versailles must stand.
- Born: Rex Shelley, author, in Singapore (d. 2009)
- Died: Velimir Vukićević, 59, Serbian Yugoslav politician
Friday, November 28Edit
- An international conference in Geneva meeting to discuss the worldwide economic depression adjourned after ten days.
- The musical film The Lottery Bride premiered at the Rialto Theatre in New York City.
- Died: Constantine VI of Constantinople, 70 or 71, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople 1924–1925
Saturday, November 29Edit
- St Helens Recs defeated Wigan Warriors 18–3 to win rugby's Lancashire Cup.
- Carl Vaugoin resigned as Chancellor of Austria following the Christian Social Party's defeat in the November 9 elections.
- The surrealist film L'Age d'Or (The Golden Age) directed by Luis Buñuel and co-written with Salvador Dalí premiered in Paris.
Sunday, November 30Edit
- The Nazis won 32 of 120 seats in the Bremen state elections, making them the second-largest party behind the Social Democratic Party, who won 40 seats.
- Born: G. Gordon Liddy, lawyer, Watergate scandal figure and political commentator, in Brooklyn
- Died: Mary Harris "Mother" Jones 93, American labor leader
- Poremba, David Lee (1999). Detroit, 1930–1969. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. p. 11.
- "Ethiopian King Crowned Amid Barbaric Pomp". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 3, 1930. p. 1.
- "Elizabeth the Queen". Playbill Vault. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "Sunday Creek Coal Company No. 6 Mine Explosion". Mine Disasters in the United States. United States Mine Rescue Association. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "9 Picture Stars Say Fox Houses Hold 'Monopoly'". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 7, 1930. p. 17.
- "Moscow to See Lenin Today in His New Tomb". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 7, 1930. p. 19.
- Fuller, Robert Lynn (10 January 2014). "Phantom of Fear": The Banking Panic of 1933. McFarland & Company. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-7864-8685-4.
- "New Brazilian Regime is Given U. S. Recognition". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 9, 1930. p. 3.
- Mercer, Derrik (1989). Chronicle of the 20th Century. London: Chronicle Communications Ltd. p. 398. ISBN 978-0-582-03919-3.
- "Belgian Cabinet Resigns in Row Over Language". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 12, 1930. p. 16.
- Steele, John (November 13, 1930). "East and West Meet to Decide Future of India". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 3.
- Sanborn, Dean (November 14, 1930). "Cuban President Clamps Martial Law on Havana". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 5.
- "Japan Premier Shot in Depot by Assassin". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 14, 1930. p. 1.
- "Al Singer". BoxRec. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "Rioters Run Wild in Madrid; Strike Paralyzes City". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 16, 1930. p. 18.
- "Pilsudski Wins Polish Election; 2 Killed; 75 Hurt". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 17, 1930. p. 5.
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- "Chronology 1930". indiana.edu. 2002. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "200,000 Rioting Strikers Fight Police in Spain". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 18, 1930. p. 1.
- Wales, Henry (November 20, 1930). "Three Day Riot Ends as Spanish Strike Subsides". Chicago Daily Tribune: 11.
- Vaughan, Irving (November 18, 1930). "Notre Dame Dismisses Joe Savoldi from School". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 26.
- "Sweet and Low". Playbill Vault. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- Allen, Jay (November 19, 1930). "Mussolini Cuts Pay of Million Men 12% to 35%". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 10.
- "Haiti (1908–present)". University of Central Arkansas. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "Guzik, Capone Chief, Guilty". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 20, 1930. p. 1.
- "Germany Plans to Seek Relief from War Debt". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 21, 1930. p. 1.
- "Gen. MacArthur, "Youngster" of Army, Takes Command". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 22, 1930. p. 6.
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- Taylor, Edmond (November 24, 1930). "Gale Cuts Path Across Europe; 12 Die, 613 Hurt". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1.
- "German Steamer wrecked". The Times (45679). London. 25 November 1930. col F, p. 14.
- King, Jeffrey S. (1998). Life and Death of Pretty Boy Floyd. Kent State University Press. pp. 35–36.
- "1930-11-25 Japan: Honshu: Idu". National Geophysical Data Center. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "Million Reds Parade to Start 8 Men to Death". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 26, 1930. p. 1.
- Schultz, Sigrid (November 27, 1930). "Berlin Police Raid Student Dueling Orgy". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 1.
- "Nations Crush Berlin Demand for War Parity". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 28, 1930. p. 1.
- "The Industry's Date Book". Film Daily. New York: Wid's Films and Film Folk, Inc.: 2 November 28, 1930.
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