What Happened in November 1997

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is first screened, at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Best Picture 1998)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • 2nd "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
  • 2nd 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43
  • 2nd 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
  • 2nd Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • 2nd USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
  • 3rd Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
  • 3rd California law ends affirmative action
  • 3rd David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club
  • 3rd Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year
  • 5th 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns he is named AL Manager of Year
  • 5th French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages
  • 6th "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 6th SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year

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7th "Bean" directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean opens in US

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • 8th Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • 8th Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • 9th "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 9th "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
  • 9th Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • 10th "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

10th Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • 10th Nanny Louise Woodward murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter
  • 11th CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002

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11th Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 11th WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • 12th Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
  • 12th Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 13th "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
  • 13th Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
  • 13th UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
  • 14th Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • 14th Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
  • 15th 19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for "The Big Help"
  • 16th "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 16th 85th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23
  • 16th After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
  • 16th 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

Hall of fameHall of Fame

17th Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 17th In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • 18th Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • 18th FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
  • 18th 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
  • 18th Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • 18th Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
  • 18th Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500
  • 18th Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
  • 19th "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 19th "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • 19th STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
  • 19th In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
  • 20th "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances

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20th Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 20th Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals
  • 20th Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • 20th NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak
  • 20th Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • 20th Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • 22nd 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • 23rd Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship

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23rd Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 24th "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
  • 25th US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • 26th Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
  • 27th Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • 27th Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • 28th Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV
  • 28th First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
  • 29th USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
  • 29th OPEC agrees to an increase in its production ceiling. OPEC has raised the ceiling to 27.5 million barrels per day for the first half of 1998
  • 30th "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 30th 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)

Famous Birthdays

  • 13th Brent Kinsman, American actor
  • 13th Shane Kinsman, American actor
  • 19th Alexis May McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (2)
  • 19th Brandon James McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (5)
  • 19th Joel Steven McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (7)
  • 19th Kelsey Ann McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (4)
  • 19th Kenneth Robert McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (1)
  • 19th Natalie Sue McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (3)
  • 19th Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (6)
  • 28th Thor Salden, Belgian singer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

15th "Rescue 911" TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California

  • 22nd "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69
  • 2nd Roy McMillan, baseball player (Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
  • 4th George Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies
  • 4th H Richard Hornberger, surgeon (inspired M*A*S*H), dies at 73
  • 4th Wally Bruner, journalist (ABC, What's My Line), dies at 66
  • 5th James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 5th Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-born historian of ideas (b. 1909)
  • 5th Epic Soundtracks, English musician (Swell Maps, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls) (b. 1959)
  • 6th Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
  • 9th Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • 10th William Alland, actor (Citizen Kane), dies at 81
  • 10th Tommy Tedesco, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 11th Rodney Milburn, American athlete (b. 1950)
  • 12th William Matthews, poet, dies at 55
  • 12th Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (b. 1915)
  • 13th William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80
  • 13th AndrĂ© Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 13th Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
  • 14th Eddie Arcaro, jockey (won 2 Triple Crowns), dies at 81
  • 14th Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 15th Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85
  • 15th William Perrie, prison governor, dies at 79
  • 16th George Petrie, actor (Honeymooners), dies on 85th birthday
  • 16th Georges Marchais, Sec Gen of French Communist Party (1972-94), dies
  • 16th Russ "Mad Monk" Meyer, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 74
  • 19th Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • 19th Durlyn Eddmonds, murderer, executed at 45
  • 19th Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer, dies at 62
  • 19th Walter Stewart, murderer, executed at 42
  • 20th Gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana
  • 20th Robert Palmer, rock critic, dies at 52
  • 20th Dick Littlefield, baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 21st Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • 22nd Joanna Moore, actress (Bronx, Hindenburg), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

22nd Michael Hutchence, Australiann rocker (INXS) and actor, commits suicide at 37

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 22nd Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71
  • 25th Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter), dies of heart attack at 54
  • 25th Fenton Robinson, US blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62
  • 25th Hastings Kamuzu Band, PM/President of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies
  • 25th Barbara, French singer (b. 1930)
  • 26th Francis Paudras, designer/jazz fan, dies at 62
  • 27th Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90
  • 27th Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76
  • 28th Georges Marchal, actor (Dirty Game, Blondine), dies at 77
  • 29th Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • 30th Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian, dies at 37
  • 30th Kathy Acker, writer, dead Cancer Died, dies at 54
  • 30th Ron Gulliford, educationalist, dies at 76