Debut of Meet Me in St. Louis

November 22, 1944 was the world debut of Meet Me in St. Louis. One of the biggest feature films to showcase St. Louis was released by Metro-Goldwym-Mayer. The movie featured Judy Garland and was set in St. Louis in the year before the 1904 World’s Fair. The film was nominated for four Oscars and won numerous major theatrical awards. 

November 21, 1920 is the birthday of “Stan the Man”

November 21, 1920 is the Birthday of Hall of Famer, “Stan the Man” Musial.  (Career batting average = .331.) 

First National FFA Convention

November 20, 1928 was the very first National FFA Convention was held in Kansas City.  

Paseo Bridge Closed

On November 19, 2010 the old Paseo Bridge in K.C. was closed in favor of its new replacement. 

Debut of Mickey Mouse

November 18, 1928, was the debut of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney was quoted as saying, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.” He was talking, of course, about Mickey Mouse, who made his debut in Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated film, Steamboat Willie. Disney’s impact on generations of children is impossible to measure, and his career started in Missouri.

Sports Car Procession

On November 17, 2019 fourteen-year-old Alec Ingram (Washington, MO) was dying of bone cancer.  His last wish was to have sports cars in his funeral procession. So, on this day, 4,500 sports cars and classic cars lined up and drove from Eureka to Washington and gave Alec the sendoff he had requested. 

One of the Best Places for a Retreat in Missouri

A major treasure is tucked away in the pastoral countryside of Missouri. You can arrange for a quiet self-guided retreat or a retreat guided by staff.

SLU was Founded

On November 16, 1818, Saint Louis University is founded as the oldest college west of the Mississippi.

The Mud Bowl

On November 15, 1964, the drenching rains turned Sportman’s Park into a muddy mess.  The yard markers were obliterated and players became unrecognizable.  The Football Cardinals played the NY Giants in a 10-10 tie. The game will forever be remembered as The Mud Bowl. 

Paving of Route 66

On November 14, 1926 the paving of Route 66 between Springfield and Joplin was completed. For several years, getting between the two cities in southwest Missouri had been unusually complicated, as there was no direct route available.