Today in History for November 1998

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 23 of 23

1st - The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.
1st - 49th Formula One WDC: Mika Hakkinen wins by 14 points
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
12th - Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.
16th - Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton
17th - Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"
17th - Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"
Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey 17th - Mariah Carey releases "#1's"
19th - Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.
19th - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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.
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.
Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin LadenIslamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden 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 $10 billion USDdeal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

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

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

6th - "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vanden Berg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
Basketball Player Dennis RodmanBasketball Player Dennis Rodman (14th) 14th - Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada
14th - "Can't Hardly Wait" actor Ethan Embry (20) weds Amelinda Smith
22nd - "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England
28th - "The Truman Show" actor Noah Emmerich (33) weds "The West Wing" actress Melissa Fitzgerald (30) in a tent outside Philadelphia's Memorial Hall
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

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

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)
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)

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