What Happened in November 1971

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 Eisenhower dollar put into circulation

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 2 "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Nov 2 Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0
  • Nov 3 "Play Misty For Me" premieres
  • Nov 5 Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
  • Nov 5 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
  • Nov 6 "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • Nov 6 US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
  • Nov 9 David Storey's "Changing Room" premieres in London
  • Nov 9 John List kills family & moves to Colorado
  • Nov 10 Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
  • Nov 10 US table tennis team arrived in China
  • Nov 11 Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Neil Simon's "Prisoner of Second Avenue" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 13 Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)
  • Nov 14 Enthronment of Pope Shenouda III as Pope of Alexandria
  • Nov 15 Intel advertises 4004-processor
  • Nov 16 The Compton inquiry is published, acknowledging that there was ill-treatment of internees, but rejected claims of systematic brutality or torture (Northern Ireland)
  • Nov 16 The US increase air activity to support the Cambodian government as fighting neared Phnom Penh
  • Nov 18 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Nov 18 A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast
  • Nov 19 Disney World's Fort Wilderness opens
  • Nov 20 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 21 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • Nov 21 Richard Baker becomes teacher of SF Zen Center
  • Nov 21 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army
  • Nov 22 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • Nov 22 A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh
  • Nov 23 China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
  • Nov 23 Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
  • Nov 24 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 24 Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
  • Nov 24 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey
  • Nov 24 A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone
  • Nov 24 A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh
  • Nov 25 "Dan Cooper" jumps with $200,000 out of plane over Washington
  • Nov 25 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 British Labour Party leader Harold Wilson proposes Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, and after 15 years; the Republic of Ireland could rejoin the British Commonwealth

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Nov 27 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • Nov 27 Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh
  • Nov 27 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances
  • Nov 28 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
  • Nov 29 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
  • Nov 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 30 TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
  • Nov 30 The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 113

  • Nov 1 Keith Whitecotton, Camrose Alberta, golfer (Alberta Jr-1989, 90)
  • Nov 1 Laura Moss, Kings Mt Ohio, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
  • Nov 1 Rob Waldrop, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Nov 1 Terry Dean, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • Nov 1 Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier
  • Nov 2 Pete Vordenberg, Rota Spain, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • Nov 3 Bob Kronenberg, WLAF center (Rhein Fire)
  • Nov 3 Colbie Bell, 100kg Greco Roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Nov 3 Darrin Hancock, NBA guard/forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Nov 3 Joan Kenmore, actress (Wizard of Oz)
  • Nov 3 Matthew Lawton, Gulfport MS, outfielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • Nov 3 Tricia Carolyn Nosko, Miss USA-Indiana (1997)
  • Nov 3 William Strong, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
  • Nov 3 Dylan Moran, Irish comedian
  • Nov 3 Diego Alessi, Italian race car driver
  • Nov 4 Russell Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 5 Corin "Corky" Nemec, Little Rock, actor (Tucker, Parker Lewis)
  • Nov 5 Erick Walder, Mobile Alabama, triple jumper
  • Nov 5 Sergei Berezin, Voskrensensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Oly-Si-98)
  • Nov 5 Todd Collins, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 5 Dana Jacobson, ESPN's First Take hostess
  • Nov 5 Rob Jones, English footballer
  • Nov 5 Jonny Greenwood, guitarist (Radiohead)
  • Nov 5 Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer
  • Nov 6 Derrick Alexander, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov 7 Jamie Drummond, Scottish Canadian Sommelier
  • Nov 7 Robin Finck, American musician
  • Nov 8 Anna Katrina Simcic, backstroker (Olympics-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Nov 8 Twan Scheepers, soccer player (MVV)
  • Nov 8 Carlos Atanes, Spanish film director
  • Nov 9 David Robert Duval, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 9 Jimmy Hitchcock, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • Nov 9 Michael Barber, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 9 Steve Rhem, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints)
  • Nov 9 Melinda Kinnaman, Swedish actress
  • Nov 10 Butch Huskey, Anadarko OK, infielder (NY Mets)
  • Nov 10 Heather Williams, Miss USA-Oregon (1997)
  • Nov 10 Jennifer McFalls, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Nov 10 Kate Slatter, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 11 Melvin Tuten, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 11 Ryan Hancock, Santa Clara CA, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Nov 11 Jennifer Celotta, American TV producer and writer
  • Nov 11 Paul Chaloner, English TV e-sports commentator
  • Nov 12 Heidi Burge, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
  • Nov 12 Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993)
  • Nov 13 Anthony Whiteman, England, 800m/1500m runner
  • Nov 13 Craig Powell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 13 John Francis Zingg, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 13 Matthew Minagall, cricketer (S Australian lefty wrist-spinner 1991-95)
  • Nov 13 Noah Hathaway, actor (Troll, Neverending Story)
  • Nov 13 Ron Rivers, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 14 Adam Gilchrist, cricket wicket-keeper (hard-hit Australian ODI 1996)
  • Nov 14 Marco Leonardi, Italian-Australian actor
  • Nov 15 Natalia Medvedeva, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen)
  • Nov 15 Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 15 Sandra Kim, [Caldarone], French singer (J'aime la Vie)
  • Nov 15 Jay Harrington, American actor
  • Nov 16 Donald Wolf, computer game creator
  • Nov 16 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • Nov 16 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • Nov 16 Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • Nov 16 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • Nov 17 Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
  • Nov 18 Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 19 Adrian Griffith, cricketer (West Indian Test opening batsman 1997)
  • Nov 19 Andy Sheets, Baton Rouge LA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Nov 19 Dimitri Yushkevich, Yaroslavl Russia, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leaf)
  • Nov 19 Michelle Andrews, Newcastle NSW Aust, field hockey striker (Oly-96)
  • Nov 19 Rickey Brady, WLAF TE (Scotland Claymores)
  • Nov 19 Alice Peacock, American folk singer
  • Nov 19 Jeremy McGrath, American motorcycle racer
  • Nov 20 Dion Nash, cricketer (NZ right-arm medium-pacer 1992- )
  • Nov 20 Joey Galloway, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 20 Robert Wijnands, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Nov 20 Joel McHale, American actor and comedian
  • Nov 21 Dahlia Salem, actress (Sofia Carlino-Another World), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 21 Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • Nov 21 Ramondo Stallings, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 21 Robert Flickinger, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • Nov 22 Lloyd Kammeron, soccer player (Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Nov 22 Tyoka Jackson, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Nov 22 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Nov 23 Ashraf Amaya, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Nov 23 Jim Pyne, NFL guard/corner (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Nov 23 Vin Baker, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Nov 23 Lisa Arch, American actress
  • Nov 24 Keith Primeau, NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 24 Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 24 Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner

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Nov 25 Christina Applegate, actress (Married With Children), born in Hollywood, California

  • Nov 26 Emma Robinson, rower (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 26 Vince Danielsen, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Nov 26 Ronald "Winky" Wright, American boxer
  • Nov 27 Eric Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)
  • Nov 27 Larry Allen, NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Nov 27 Linette Mertz, Kutztown Penns, Miss America-Penns (1996)
  • Nov 27 Nick Van Exel, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • Nov 27 Rhonda Adams, playmate (Jun, 1995), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Nov 27 Kirk Acevedo, American actor (Oz, The Thin Red Line), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 28 Karin Taylor, Kingston Jamacia, playmate (June, 1996)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 11 Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 27 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 G von Le Fort, writer, dies at 95
  • Nov 2 Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony), dies after long illness at 46
  • Nov 3 Etienne Gailly, Belgium marathoner (Oly-bron-48), dies in accident at 48
  • Nov 5 Sam Jones, baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Nov 9 Maude Fealy, drama coach, dies at 90
  • Nov 10 Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62
  • Nov 11 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, dies at 86
  • Nov 14 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 15 Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903)
  • Nov 16 Charlie Dell, comedian, dies at 90
  • Nov 16 Edward Sedgwick, director, dies of barbiturate overdose at 28
  • Nov 16 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Andy Warhol) and socialite, dies at 28
  • Nov 17 Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83
  • Nov 17 Melville Cooper, actor (Diane, Bundle of Joy), dies of cancer at 75
  • Nov 18 Junior Parker, rocker, dies during brain operation at 44
  • Nov 19 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), dies at 64
  • Nov 22 Walter Sande, actor (Red Planet Mars), dies of heart attack at 65
  • Nov 23 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • Nov 25 Hank Mann, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Joe Adonis, US crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, dies at 68
  • Nov 27 Jakabs Medins, composer, dies at 86
  • Nov 27 Korneel Goossens, Flemish literary/art historian, dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated by Black Sept in Cairo
  • Nov 29 Heinz Tiessen, German composer, dies at 84