What Happened in November 1998

Historical Events

  • 1st The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.
  • 1st 49th Formula One WDC: Mika Hakkinen wins by 14 points

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3rd "Shakespeare in Love" directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999)

  • 7th 10th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-26 in Chestnut Hill
  • 9th Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
  • 9th Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.
  • 12th NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak

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12th Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

US Vice President Al Gore
US Vice President
Al Gore

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16th Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 17th Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"

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17th Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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17th Mariah Carey releases "#1's"

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

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19th Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.

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19th Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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20th A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 20th The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
  • 21st 63rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-17 in Birmingham
  • 22nd 86th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24
  • 22nd 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 23rd Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.
  • 26th Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
  • 28th The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
  • 30th Deutsche Bank announces a US$10 billion deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

Famous Birthdays

  • 24th Bridger Palmer, American child actor
  • 24th Brecken Palmer, American child actor

Famous Weddings

  • 6th "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vanden Berg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

14th Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
Actress Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra
  • 14th "Can't Hardly Wait" actor Ethan Embry (20) weds Amelinda Smith

HeartWedding of Interest

22nd "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • 28th "The Truman Show" actor Noah Emmerich (33) weds "The West Wing" actress Melissa Fitzgerald (30) in a tent outside Philadelphia's Memorial Hall

HeartWedding of Interest

28th Actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris (58) weds former model Gena O'Kelley (30) at The North Church in Carrolton, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
  • 3rd Bob Kane, comic artist and Batman co-creator (b. 1915)
  • 6th Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 8th Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
  • 9th Ursula Reit, German actress (b. 1914)
  • 10th Mary Millar, English actress (b. 1936)
  • 11th Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • 13th Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
  • 13th Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917)
  • 13th Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
  • 13th Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • 15th Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • 15th Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • 17th Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 19th Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 19th Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 20th Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician (b. 1946)
  • 22nd Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • 25th Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • 25th Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
  • 26th Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • 27th Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 28th Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)
  • 29th Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
  • 29th Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)