What Happened in November 1988

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award
  • Nov 1 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
  • Nov 2 Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities

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Nov 2 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nov 2 Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's)
  • Nov 2 The Morris worm, first internet-distributed computer worm to gain mainstream media attention launched from MIT
  • Nov 3 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane

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Nov 3 President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 3 Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew
  • Nov 3 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping
  • Nov 4 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • Nov 5 Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
  • Nov 5 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • Nov 5 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs
  • Nov 6 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • Nov 6 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
  • Nov 6 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
  • Nov 6 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 6 Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
  • Nov 7 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • Nov 7 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde
  • Nov 8 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • Nov 8 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • Nov 8 George H. W. Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) in US presdiential election
  • Nov 8 Rafael Fernandez Colón elected as president of Puerto Rico
  • Nov 9 "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 9 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • Nov 10 China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
  • Nov 10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • Nov 10 NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes
  • Nov 10 Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
  • Nov 12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • Nov 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 13 39th Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by three points
  • Nov 15 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • Nov 15 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
  • Nov 15 PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
  • Nov 15 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • Nov 15 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • Nov 16 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

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Nov 16 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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Nov 16 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto

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Nov 16 President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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Nov 17 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 20 "Les Miserables" opens a Bus & Truck tour in Tampa
  • Nov 20 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Elliott wins
  • Nov 23 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 23 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
  • Nov 23 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
  • Nov 23 President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.
  • Nov 25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
  • Nov 25 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
  • Nov 25 US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
  • Nov 25 Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
  • Nov 25 German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
  • Nov 25 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
  • Nov 26 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
  • Nov 26 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
  • Nov 27 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21

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Nov 28 Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Nov 30 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • Nov 30 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 30 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
  • Nov 30 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • Nov 30 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
  • Nov 30 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Ross Montague, English footballer
  • Nov 2 Lindze Letherman, American actress (General Hospital)
  • Nov 3 Angus McLaren, Australian Actor
  • Nov 6 Erik Lund, Swedish footballer

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Nov 6 Emma Stone, American actress (Superbad, The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

Actress Emma Stone
Actress
Emma Stone
  • Nov 9 Nikki Blonsky, American actress
  • Nov 10 Chisaki Hama, former Japanese actress and model
  • Nov 11 Alexandra Kyle, American actress
  • Nov 15 Zena Grey, American actress
  • Nov 17 Justin Cooper, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 18 Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan
  • Nov 18 Montanna Thompson, English actress
  • Nov 19 Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player
  • Nov 22 Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists
  • Nov 26 Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model
  • Nov 28 Christopher Stringini, American singer
  • Nov 28 Scarlett Pomers, American actress

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 1 US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas
  • Nov 19 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies
  • Nov 7 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, dies at 74
  • Nov 9 Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • Nov 9 John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington
  • Nov 9 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Nov 11 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • Nov 13 Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 13 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (b. 1902)
  • Nov 15 Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • Nov 17 Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Nov 19 Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37
  • Nov 21 Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Nov 22 Erich Fried, writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
  • Nov 22 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • Nov 22 Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)
  • Nov 22 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 27 Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • Nov 27 John Carradine, actor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Nov 27 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 27 [John] Hein Donner, chess grand master, dies at 61