Nov. 25: ‘Hollywood 10′ Blacklisted by Movie Studios

By Enjoli Francis

Nov 25, 2011 12:00am
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On this day in 1947, the “Hollywood Ten” were blacklisted by movie studios during the Red Scare. That year, the House Un-American Activities Committee began its investigation of suspected communists in the film industry. During interviews, 10 people refused to answer questions under the First Amendment. The committee and courts disagreed and all 10 were found guilty of contempt and sentenced to six to 12 months in prison.

Also on this day in 1999, the United Nations established the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.


1963: JFK’s Funeral

On Nov. 25, 1963, America paid tribute to its 35th president. Kennedy was shot as his motorcade rode through downtown Dallas Nov. 22, 1963.

2002: Homeland Security Act

President Bush signs the Homeland Security Act.

Famous Birthdays

1914 Joe DiMaggio

1944 Ben Stein

1947 John Larroquette

1951 Charlaine Harris

1960 Amy Grant

1960 John F. Kennedy, Jr.

1971 Christina Applegate

1980 Nick Swisher

1981 Barbara Bush

1981 Jenna Bush

1983 Joey Chestnut

1986 Amber Hagerman (kidnap, murder victim who inspired Amber Alerts)

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