What Happened in November 1987

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
  • Nov 1 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • Nov 1 22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)
  • Nov 1 Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • Nov 1 NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13
  • Nov 1 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
  • Nov 2 Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 George Harrison releases "Cloud 9" & McCartney releases "All the Best"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Nov 3 On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
  • Nov 4 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 4 Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
  • Nov 4 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
  • Nov 5 "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 764 performances
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
  • Nov 5 South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
  • Nov 5 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine's musical "Into the Stars," premieres
  • Nov 5 Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
  • Nov 7 Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
  • Nov 7 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
  • Nov 8 Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
  • Nov 8 IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed
  • Nov 8 Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 10 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 11 Judge Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
  • Nov 11 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction

  • Nov 12 "Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Nov 12 Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine
  • Nov 12 Ulla Weigerstorfer of Austria, 20, crowned 37th Miss World
  • Nov 13 1st condom commercial on British TV
  • Nov 14 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances
  • Nov 14 Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett
  • Nov 15 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
  • Nov 15 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • Nov 15 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
  • Nov 15 NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
  • Nov 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 15 38th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by 12 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Nov 17 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 17 The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
  • Nov 18 31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station
  • Nov 18 Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Nov 19 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 21 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood
  • Nov 22 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • Nov 22 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Nov 22 Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • Nov 22 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 24 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
  • Nov 25 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • Nov 25 India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
  • Nov 25 Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
  • Nov 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • Nov 27 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England
  • Nov 27 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
  • Nov 29 "Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 177 performances
  • Nov 29 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36
  • Nov 29 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Nov 29 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Nov 29 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • Nov 29 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs NY Islanders). It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal.
  • Nov 29 A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115
  • Nov 30 Afghanistan Constitution adopted

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Caitlin McCarthy, Victoria's Secret model
  • Nov 2 Danny Cipriani English rugby union player.
  • Nov 3 Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player
  • Nov 3 Gemma Ward, Australian model
  • Nov 3 Colin Kaepernick, American football player
  • Nov 3 Elizabeth A. Smart, American abductee and activist
  • Nov 5 Kevin Jonas, American guitarist, member of the Jonas Brothers
  • Nov 6 Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player
  • Nov 8 Samantha Droke, American actress
  • Nov 10 Jessica Tovey, Australian actress
  • Nov 11 Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS and Tegomass)
  • Nov 12 Bryan Little, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 15 Isaiah Osbourne, English footballer
  • Nov 15 Ian Hecox, Member of Smosh
  • Nov 17 Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman
  • Nov 21 Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
  • Nov 22 Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 23 Nicklas Backstrom, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Nov 24 Megan Mullins, American singer
  • Nov 29 Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer
  • Nov 30 Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly)
  • Nov 30 Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
  • Nov 30 Ian Hecox, Part of the America Online comedy duo Smosh

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 13 MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 16 Actress Lisa Bonet marries singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Actress Demi Moore weds actor Bruce Willis at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Actress Demi Moore
Demi Moore
Actor Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 25 Actor Phil Hartman (39) weds former model Brynn Omdahl

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
  • Nov 4 Raphael Soyer, artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87
  • Nov 5 Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
  • Nov 6 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss), dies at 89
  • Nov 6 William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Seasons NYC), dies at 80
  • Nov 6 Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
  • Nov 11 L T Coggeshall, medical scientist (Sec of HEW 1956-58), dies at 86
  • Nov 11 Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30
  • Nov 12 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, C Wright, Pan Am), dies at 75
  • Nov 14 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal, dies at 88
  • Nov 16 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • Nov 16 Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (b. 1907)
  • Nov 17 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady), dies at 81
  • Nov 18 Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53
  • Nov 19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • Nov 21 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79
  • Nov 22 Ted Taylor, rock vocalist, dies
  • Nov 24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • Nov 25 Anton F Pieck, illustrator (1001 Nights), dies at 92
  • Nov 25 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Emmanuel Bondeville, composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 26 Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71
  • Nov 28 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55), dies at 81
  • Nov 29 Irene Handl, actress (Riding High, Morgan), dies at 85
  • Nov 30 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR, dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 James Baldwin, writer (Go Tell it on the Mountain), dies at 63

  • Nov 30 Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74