What Happened in November 1998

Historical Events

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

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

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

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Nov 12 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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Nov 16 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
  • Nov 17 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"

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

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 17 Mariah Carey releases "#1's"

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

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

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Nov 19 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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Nov 20 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
  • Nov 20 The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
  • Nov 21 63rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-17 in Birmingham
  • Nov 22 86th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24
  • Nov 22 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • Nov 23 Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.

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Nov 26 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • Nov 28 The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
  • Nov 30 Deutsche Bank announces a US$10 billion deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 6 "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

Nov 14 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
  • Nov 14 "Can't Hardly Wait" actor Ethan Embry (20) weds Amelinda Smith

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • Nov 28 "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

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

Famous Deaths

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