What Happened in November 1997

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 "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
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet
  • Nov 2 "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
  • Nov 2 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43
  • Nov 2 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
  • Nov 2 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • Nov 2 USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
  • Nov 3 Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 3 California law ends affirmative action
  • Nov 3 David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club
  • Nov 3 Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year
  • Nov 5 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns he is named AL Manager of Year
  • Nov 5 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages
  • Nov 6 "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • Nov 6 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 7 "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
  • Nov 8 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • Nov 8 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • Nov 9 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • Nov 10 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Nov 17 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Nov 17 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).
  • Nov 18 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • Nov 18 FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
  • Nov 18 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
  • Nov 18 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • Nov 18 Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
  • Nov 18 Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500
  • Nov 18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
  • Nov 19 "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
  • Nov 19 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.
  • Nov 20 "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Nov 20 Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals
  • Nov 20 Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • Nov 20 NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak
  • Nov 20 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
  • Nov 20 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • Nov 22 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 23 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 23 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
  • Nov 24 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
  • Nov 25 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • Nov 26 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
  • Nov 27 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • Nov 27 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • Nov 28 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV
  • Nov 28 First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
  • Nov 29 USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
  • Nov 29 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
  • Nov 30 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 15 TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Nerine Kidd (38) in Pasadena, California

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

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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