What Happened in November 1990

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances

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Nov 1 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Nov 1 Rhetoric escalates as Bush likens Saddam to Hitler

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Nov 1 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nov 2 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
  • Nov 3 Gro Harlem Brundtland is installed as Prime Minister of Norway
  • Nov 4 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances
  • Nov 4 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • Nov 4 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
  • Nov 4 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic
  • Nov 4 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
  • Nov 4 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 4 41st Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by seven points
  • Nov 5 Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand
  • Nov 6 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • Nov 6 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 6 Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages
  • Nov 6 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
  • Nov 6 Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 6 "I'm Your Baby Tonight" 3rd studio album by Whitney Houston is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Nov 7 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • Nov 7 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
  • Nov 7 Cleve Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
  • Nov 7 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
  • Nov 8 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances
  • Nov 8 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf

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Nov 8 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Nov 8 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
  • Nov 8 Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
  • Nov 8 Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash

Music releaseMusic Single

Nov 8 Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

Singer Chris Isaak
Singer
Chris Isaak
  • Nov 9 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
  • Nov 9 New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
  • Nov 10 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 10 John Hughes' film "Home Alone" directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

  • Nov 11 "Shadowlands" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 169 performances
  • Nov 11 Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams
  • Nov 12 Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

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Nov 12 Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Nov 12 "The Body Bag Game" - after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly "they'll have to be carted off in body bags" the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game
  • Nov 13 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in the Aramoana Massacre.
  • Nov 13 Saudis ask US for rights to bid on SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) crude
  • Nov 14 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 14 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Nov 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 14 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party
  • Nov 14 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die

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Nov 14 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy

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Nov 15 US President George H. W. Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Nov 15 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album

  • Nov 15 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

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Nov 16 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Nov 17 David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angles, CA
  • Nov 18 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • Nov 18 1st Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 11½-4½ at Lake Nona CC FLA
  • Nov 18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
  • Nov 18 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 19 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publicly

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Nov 19 Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Nov 19 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album

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Nov 20 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Nov 20 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • Nov 20 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Michael Heseltine's bid for leadership of the Conservative Party
  • Nov 20 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space

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Nov 20 Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Nov 20 Soviet Union shows reluctance to endorse the use of force against Iraq
  • Nov 21 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

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Nov 21 French President François Mitterrand voices support for a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Nov 22 George H. W. Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 22 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
  • Nov 22 Prof Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia
  • Nov 23 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
  • Nov 25 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11

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Nov 25 Lech Wałęsa wins in Poland's first popular election

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • Nov 25 NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
  • Nov 25 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 26 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

  • Nov 26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • Nov 26 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

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Nov 26 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Nov 26 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
  • Nov 26 US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1

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Nov 28 Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

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Nov 28 Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Nov 29 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 29 Expos pres Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman
  • Nov 29 UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991

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Nov 30 Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Natasha Smirnoff, daughter of Yakov Smirnov
  • Nov 3 Ellyse Perry, Australian soccer player/cricket player
  • Nov 7 Matt Corby, Australian singer
  • Nov 11 Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road cyclist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Nov 13 Jibbs, American rapper
  • Nov 14 Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)
  • Nov 15 Kanata Hongō, Japanese actor
  • Nov 17 Shanica Knowles, American actress
  • Nov 20 Sam Burton, English footballer
  • Nov 25 Yasmin van der Meer, 15 millionth Netherlander
  • Nov 29 Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, actor (Full House)
  • Nov 29 Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, actor (Full House)
  • Nov 30 Kara Crane, American actress
  • Nov 30 Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster, born in Tønsberg, Norway

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 23 Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck

Famous Deaths


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Nov 3 Mary Martin, actress (Peter Pan), dies of cancer at 76

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • Nov 3 Valerie French, actress (Jubal), dies of leukemia
  • Nov 5 Herbert Berghof, actor (Belarus File), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 6 Will Kuluva, actor (To Trap a Spy, Go Naked in World), dies at 73
  • Nov 7 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
  • Nov 7 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78
  • Nov 8 Anya Seton, US author, dies
  • Nov 8 Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87
  • Nov 10 Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies
  • Nov 10 Ronnie Dyson, US singer (Salvation-I Don't Wanna Cry), dies at 40
  • Nov 10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)
  • Nov 11 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
  • Nov 11 Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (b. 1898)
  • Nov 12 Dave Willock, actor (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 81
  • Nov 12 Eve Arden, American actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82
  • Nov 12 Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
  • Nov 12 Rifaat El-Maghub, Egyptian MP leader, murdered
  • Nov 12 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • Nov 14 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • Nov 14 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21
  • Nov 15 Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54
  • Nov 15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)

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Nov 17 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75

  • Nov 18 Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
  • Nov 19 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
  • Nov 19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • Nov 21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • Nov 23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • Nov 23 Nguyen Van Tam, PM of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • Nov 23 Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies

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Nov 23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
  • Nov 24 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 24 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • Nov 24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • Nov 24 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80
  • Nov 25 Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • Nov 26 David White, actor (Bewitched), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Nov 27 David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Tamara De Treaux, actress (ET), dies at 31
  • Nov 30 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Horst Bienek, German author, dies
  • Nov 30 Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review), dies at 75