What Happened in November 1991

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • Nov 1 Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.
  • Nov 1 Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by well control teams
  • Nov 2 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • Nov 2 Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49
  • Nov 2 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
  • Nov 2 Bartholomew I becomes the Patriarch of Constantinople.
  • Nov 2 2nd Rugby World Cup: Australia beats England 12-6 in London
  • Nov 3 21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27
  • Nov 3 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
  • Nov 3 Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)
  • Nov 3 42nd Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by 24 points
  • Nov 4 Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

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Nov 4 Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • Nov 5 Kiichi Miyazawa elected premier of Japan
  • Nov 5 Richard J Kerr ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Nov 6 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 performances
  • Nov 6 Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg
  • Nov 6 Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
  • Nov 6 Maximus 2.0 BBS released
  • Nov 6 Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA

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Nov 6 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Nov 7 "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 7 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC
  • Nov 7 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95

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Nov 7 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Nov 8 Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV

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Nov 8 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Nov 9 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
  • Nov 9 Joint European Torus (JET) scientists in Culham England successfully harness nuclear fusion to produce the first large amount of controlled fusion power
  • Nov 10 Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception
  • Nov 10 Browns set club record for largest lead blown (led 23-0), Philadelphia 32-30
  • Nov 10 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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Nov 10 Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Nov 10 Marty Glickman broadcasts his 1,000th football game
  • Nov 10 South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India
  • Nov 12 "Full House" 100th episode-twins are born
  • Nov 12 Atlanta Brave Tom Glavine wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 Indonesian army shoots on funeral possession: 270-520 die
  • Nov 12 Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
  • Nov 13 Bomb attack on Aad Kosto, Dutch social dem party-asst sec of state

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Nov 13 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

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Nov 14 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Nov 14 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal & is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
  • Nov 14 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

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Nov 14 Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Nov 15 Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)
  • Nov 15 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • Nov 17 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Nov 17 1st TV condom ad aired (FOX- TV)
  • Nov 17 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
  • Nov 17 41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 18 France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
  • Nov 18 Muslim Shi'ites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland
  • Nov 18 Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92
  • Nov 18 The Croatian city of Vukovar surrenders to Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces after an 87-day siege

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Nov 19 Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Nov 20 Atlanta Braves Terry Pendleton wins NL MVP
  • Nov 21 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba

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Nov 22 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

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Nov 22 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • Nov 23 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 23 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 23 Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
  • Nov 23 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • Nov 23 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Lorrie Nichols
  • Nov 23 Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
  • Nov 24 1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
  • Nov 24 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
  • Nov 24 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21

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Nov 24 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Nov 24 Rachmon Nabijev elected president of Tadzjikistan
  • Nov 24 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched
  • Nov 26 Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students
  • Nov 27 "Peter Pan" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 27 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)

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Nov 27 Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Nov 29 TV show "Roc" has a gay wedding episode - Can't Help Loving that Man
  • Nov 29 Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath, v Australia at the Gabba
  • Nov 30 1st world championship of women's soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1
  • Nov 30 93 cars & 11 truck accident near SF during a dust storm, 17 die
  • Nov 30 Rob Pilatus, 27, of Milli-Vanilli attempts suicide
  • Nov 30 San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing & scoring titles
  • Nov 30 56th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 13-6 in Birmingham

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 Inseong Cho, South Korean actor
  • Nov 11 Christa B. Allen, American actress
  • Nov 15 Shailene Woodley, American Actress (The Fault in Our Stars), born in San Bernardino County, California
  • Nov 23 Anurag Kashyap, 2005 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion
  • Nov 27 Nur Atikah Nabilah, Singaporean Gymnast

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 25 Author Douglas Adams (39) weds Jane Belson

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Joseph Papp, US theater producer (Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70
  • Nov 2 Fran Stevens, singer, dies of cancer in Bronx NY at 72
  • Nov 2 Irwin Allen, dir (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75
  • Nov 2 Mort Shuman, American singer songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), dies of cancer at 54
  • Nov 5 Fred MacMurray, American actor (My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Nov 5 Robert Maxwell, Billionaire publisher (NY Daily News), dies at 68
  • Nov 6 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish fluitist/conductor, dies at 64

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Nov 6 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Whirlpool), dies of emphysema at 70

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
  • Nov 7 Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Christine Felsmann, dies
  • Nov 8 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
  • Nov 8 John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies
  • Nov 8 Patrick Hamilton, author (Gaslight, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 45
  • Nov 9 Guido Claus, Belgian actor (Sacrament), dies
  • Nov 9 Yves Montand, actor (Idol, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Nov 10 Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Italian Colonies (1931-38), dies
  • Nov 10 Franco Malfatti, president of Commission of Europe (1970-1972), dies
  • Nov 10 Tutte Lemkow, dancer/dir (Capt Paradise, I am a Camera), dies at 73
  • Nov 10 William Afflis, American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • Nov 12 Christopher Hayes, dies of heart attack
  • Nov 12 Diane Brewster, actress (Courage of Black Beauty), dies at 60
  • Nov 12 Howard Brunner, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Nov 12 Paul E "Cardinal" Leger, cardinal/archbishop of Montreal, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Ad Kosto, Dutch state secretary (PvdA), assassinated by bomb
  • Nov 13 Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80
  • Nov 13 Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88
  • Nov 14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63
  • Nov 16 Ralph Marrero, actor (Babe, Johnny Suede), dies in car accident at 33
  • Nov 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minn, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke's daughter), suicide at 33
  • Nov 17 Paul Reid Roman, actor (Aviator, Blue Knight), dies of cancer at 55
  • Nov 18 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslovakia (1975-89), dies at 78
  • Nov 19 Reggie Nalder, actor (Mark of Devil), dies of bone cancer at 80
  • Nov 20 Gina Petrushka, actress (Exorcist, Sybil), dies
  • Nov 21 Daniel Mann, US director (Rose tattoo), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Nov 21 David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81
  • Nov 21 Prior Jones, West Indian cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1948-52), dies
  • Nov 21 Sonny Werblin, NY sports impresario, dies at 81
  • Nov 22 Jac de Jong, Dutch MP/composer/businessman (Nedac-Sorbo), dies
  • Nov 23 Ken Uehara, actor (Honolulu-Tokyo), dies of heart failure at 82
  • Nov 23 Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • Nov 24 Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
  • Nov 24 Eric Carr [Paul Charles Caravello], American drummer (Kiss), dies of cancer at 41
  • Nov 24 Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45
  • Nov 25 Eleanor Audley, voice (Wicked Stepmother-Cinderella), dies at 86
  • Nov 26 Bob Johnson, US hockey coach (Pittsburgh Penguins), dies at 60
  • Nov 26 Dehl Berti, actor (Bullies), dies of heart attack at 70
  • Nov 26 Fran├žois Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • Nov 29 Frank Yerby, US writer (Health Card, The Dahomean), dies at 75
  • Nov 29 Ralph Bellamy, actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday), dies at 87
  • Nov 30 P G Z (Zin) Harris, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies