By Deryl D. Danner Sr.
BOOMER TIME-LINE FOR NOVEMBER
Nov Russian Bolshevik/Communist "October"
Nov "WORLD WAR I ends": 8.5 mill dead, 21 mill wounded,
7.5 mill prisoners and missing
+worldwide influenza epidemic,
kills 22 million by 1920
Nov Franklin D. Roosevelt elected,
but Communist Party candidate gets
more than a million votes
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
estimated by Congress to lend to
rebuild US economy:
1.5 billion by year's end
Japan begins undercutting world market prices
Hermann Hesse: - 'Journey to the East'
'Black Elk Speaks': John Neihardt
'Brave New World': Aldous Huxley
Louis-Ferdinand Celine: - 'Voyage au bout de la nuit'
'Childbirth Without Fear' Grantly Dick-Read
Giacometti: 'The Palace at 4 A.M.' created
Calder: mobiles exhibited
Shirley Temple's first film
Amelia Earhart first woman to fly solo
Nov FDR re-elected for fourth term
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. elected to Congress
Cost of living in US rises almost 30%
Bluesman Arthur "Big Boy" Cruddup records "Rock Me Mama"
using the first electrified guitar, created by him in 1940
Sartre's 'No Exit' opens in Paris
T.S. Eliot: 'Four Quartets' (when was The Hollow Men)
Jack Kerouac (22), Allen Ginsberg (18),
William Borroughs (30) meet around Columbia
Bop recordings on the market.
April Allied forces attack Berlin; Hitler commits suicide
May 7 Germany surrenders
July 16 First atomic bomb explosion, Alamogordo, New Mexico
Aug8&9 "Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima, Nagasaki"
Sept 2 Surrender of Japan; "WORLD WAR II ends"
First of 23 nuclear explosions 46-58, Bikini atoll
"first year of the Baby Boom (46-64)"
Postwar birth rise
(1945: 2,873,000; 1946: 3.5 mill; 1947: 3.75 mill)
[Storming Heaven p.94 says Baby Boom
4 mill babies born/year]
[1950s "baby boom in every industrialized
country" - Hall)
Nov Truman re-elected (vs. Dewey)
Levitts begin construction of first
Levittown, Long Island
Huh? Fed rent control bill passed in US
First McDonalds drive-in (San Bernardino, California)
Long-play record invented (US)
Nat King Cole's record of eden ahbez's song
"Nature Boy" is a big hit
B.F. Skinner: 'Walden Two'
George Orwell writes '1984' (originally titled 1948)
Alfred C. Kinsey: 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male'
Ed Sullivan television show starts
Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Fred Hellerman &
Ronnie Gilbert, singing In the Almanac Singers
since the early 1940s, start The Weavers
Summer: Ginsberg has mystical vision of Blake's flower +
Malcolm Little, in prison, first hears about the
teachings of Elijah Muhammed
Lee Strasberg becomes Artistic Director of the Actors
Studio, starts giving classes in the
1949-54 Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Little Richard: first records
Nov 6 First hydrogen bomb exploded on Eniwetok Atoll by US
= Thermonuclear bomb
'Eisenhower defeats Stevenson' (ending 20 yrs of
First Holiday Inn motor hotel (Memphis, Tennessee)
Standardization of McDonalds design
First contraceptive pill produced
Albert Schweitzer awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Polio epidemic - 58,000 cases (1400 die, thousands in
wheelchairs or steel braces)
L. Ron Hubbard founds Scientology
George Jorgenson goes to Denmark for the first sex
change operation, becomes Christine G.
James Baldwin: 'Go Tell It on the Mountain'
Invisible Man: 'Ralph Ellison'
Fellini: 'The White Sheik'
Nikos Kazantzakes [accent]: 'Zorba the Greek'
Samuel Becket: 'Waiting for Godot'
Simone de Beauvoir:'The Second Sex' (or is it 53?)
John Clellon Holmes: "This is the Beat Gen" NYT (Nov 16)
Weavers give up, stop touring; Pete Seeger
The United States performed the first successful
test of a fusion bomb on a Pacific atoll known as the
Bikini Islands on Nov. 1, 1952. The Soviet Union
tested a similar bomb on Aug. 12, 1953. The blast of
the first American test was 500 times the power of
the first atomic bomb.
Nov Ike cut US foreign military spending causing gold
Nov US sends troops to Nicaragua & Guatemala
Nov JFKennedy defeats Nixon with 40% margin among
Negro voters in key states, who shifted
from 40 to 70% Democratic since the 1956 election.
Nov 1 Women Strike for Peace.
Nov 1 Tennessee: state auctioneers selling off
Highland Folk Center.
Nov 1 Pushed through by the Kennedys, ICC rules against
interstate segregation go into effect
- demostrations throughout the south.
Nov 9 Brian Epstein first sees the Beatles at
The Cavern, Liverpool.
Nov 8 Nixon loses for governor for California
to incumbent Pat Brown
Nov first (Berkeley) sit-in against racial
discrimination at Mel's Drive-in,
San Francisco and demostrations around
the country and the south.
Nov 1 Vietnam: Military junta overthrown and
assassinated Ngo Dim Diem
Nov "Freedom Vote" 90,000 Mississippi
Negroes "vote" (in parallel election
organized by SNCC) for the first time
Nov Playboy: Allen Harrington's account
of LSD session; Huxley's last piece
on the psychedelic dream.
Nov Leary's IFIF mutated into Castalia
end JFK plans withdrawal/withdraws
1000 of 17,000
advisors in Vietnam, quietly opens a dialogue
with Castro's Cuba, and pursues detente
with the USSR (Hayden)
Nov 22 John F. Kennedy assassinated
On a visit to Dallas, Texas,
President John F. Kennedy was
Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in.
Aldous Huxley dies, on LSD
Nov 24 LBJ signs national security memorandum
stating US goal in Vietnam is helping
the Saigon government to a military "victory"
Nov? Oswald assassinated.
Nov 16,000 troops in Vietnam
Musics / Entertainments:
Guantanamara, If I Had a Hammer,
Puff the Magic Dragon, ?Charlie off the MTA?
There But For Fortune - Phil Ochs
Chad Mitchell Trio (with John Denver)
Beach Boys: Surfin' USA &
Surfer Girl (with Little Deuce Coupe)
Jan & Dean: Surf City
Chris Kenner: Land of 1000 Dances
Beatles: first album
Tom Paxton: The Last Thing on My Mind
Dave Van Ronk starts
Judy Henske records three albums
Buffy Sainte-Marie: It's My Way (1st album)
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Blowin in the Wind
Bo Diddley first album
Otis Redding first album
Little Stevie Wonder
Nov Johnson defeats Goldwater for President.
Walk On Boy, We'll Sing in the Sunshine, Baby Love,
King of the Road, A Spoonful of Sugar
Jan & Dean: Ride the Wild Surf &
Little Old Lady from Pasadena
*from UK: Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits,
Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde,
Petula Clark (first hit: Downtown),
The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Hollies,
Dave Clark Five: I Like It Like That)
*The Rolling Stones first record & 12 x 5?
Fred Neil first album
Phil Ochs first album (w There But For Fortune?? see lista63))
*Dylan: The Times They are a Changin'
*Another Side of Bob Dylan
TV: Gomer Pyle, Gilligan's Island, U.N.C.L.E.
Zorba the Greek the movie (when was the book?)
Woman of the Dunes
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
(people are basically mad, so there's no hope for the world)
La Jette: Chris Marker (Fr)
Herbert Marcuse: One Dimensional Man
Marshall McLuhan: Understanding Media
Carl Jung: Man and His Symbols
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: Hannah Green
David Halberstam: The Making of a Quagmire
Rudi Gernreich: topless bathing suit
Nov 1 J.Edgar Hoover stated that war
demonstrators in US "represented a minority for
the most part composed of halfway citizens
who are neither
morally, mentally, nor emotionally mature"
Nov 2 (election day) Norman Morrison, 32 yr old Quaker,
father of three, immolates self below
Secretary of Defense McNamara's
Pentagon window to protest Vietnam War
Nov 6 Bill Graham's first: benefit to raise money
for Mime Troupe, busted for performing
in park without a permit
(Airplane, Fugs, Warlocks, Committee,
Nov 9-10 Power Failure: NY & east coast
Nov 9 Roger Allen La Porte, Catholic Worker,
in front of UN
Nov 22 Dylan marries Sara Lowndes &
moves to Woodstock
Nov 27 `March on Washington for Peace in]
Vietnam' Wash, D.C.
15,000 (Life, Chron), 25,000 (Bd & Pupt),
SANE + Natational Coordg Committee
of left wing orgs.
The first known birth of a baby conceived outside
its mother's womb took place in Lancashire, England,
on July 25, 1978. A physician had removed an egg from
the mother on Nov. 10, 1977, and fertilized it with
sperm from the husband.
James Warren Jones was founder of the cult, People's Temple.
On November 18 they drink punch that had been laced with
cyanide. They followed his orders. Altogether the death
toll was 909. Jones was found dead with a bullet in his head.
Islamic Revolution in Iran
In November 1979 Islamic revolutionaries invaded the
American embassy and took 66 people hostage. After
releasing 13, they held the rest until Jan. 20, 1981,
the day that Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as president
of the United States.
Reagan met Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 19-20, 1985,
Judy Goldsmith's Timeline
Bill Murrey's Timeline
History Channel Web Site
Life Magazine CD,
Internet Research - Jeri