Today in History for November 1997

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 72 of 72

1st - "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is first screened, at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Best Picture 1998)
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
Actor Leonardo DiCaprioActor Leonardo DiCaprio 6th - "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
6th - SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
7th - "Bean" opens in US
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
10th - Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served
10th - Nanny Louise Woodward murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter
11th - CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 11th - Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
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
NHL Legend and Owner Mario LemieuxNHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux 17th - Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame
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).
17th - Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
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
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
NHL Star Eric LindrosNHL Star Eric Lindros 20th - Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley
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
23rd - Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana NovotnaTennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna 24th - "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 perfs
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

Birthdays 1 - 10 of 10

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

Weddings 1 - 2 of 2

Actor William ShatnerActor William Shatner (15th) 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

Deaths 1 - 48 of 48

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 - André 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, writer/actor, 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
INXS rocker Michael HutchenceINXS rocker Michael Hutchence (22nd) 22nd - Michael Hutchence, Australian rocker (INXS), commits suicide at 37
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/Pres 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

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