What Happened in November 1999

Historical Events

  • Nov 6 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • Nov 6 4th Rugby World Cup: Australia beats France 35-12 in Cardiff

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Nov 8 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles

  • Nov 9 TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.
  • Nov 11 Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
  • Nov 12 The Düzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.

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Nov 13 "Toy Story 2", directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
  • Nov 15 Next transit of Mercury visible in North America
  • Nov 18 In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.
  • Nov 19 Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • Nov 19 In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
  • Nov 20 64th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 11th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 31-29 in South Bend
  • Nov 21 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, departs from Cuba with his mother
  • Nov 21 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins
  • Nov 22 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, and his mother are sighted off of Florida's coast by U.S. Coast Guard

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Nov 26 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • Nov 27 The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
  • Nov 28 87th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Calgary Stampeders, 32-21
  • Nov 30 In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
  • Nov 30 British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 20 Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Nov 20 Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family

Famous Weddings

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Nov 19 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Theodore Alvin Hall, Atomic Spy (b. 1925)
  • Nov 1 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)

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Nov 1 Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Nov 3 Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)
  • Nov 4 Malcolm Marshall, Barbadian West Indies cricketer (b. 1958)
  • Nov 8 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • Nov 8 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • Nov 8 Francis D. Foley, American Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), dies at 89
  • Nov 11 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • Nov 11 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
  • Nov 13 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • Nov 16 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)
  • Nov 18 Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky ), dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Nov 20 Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician and prime minister (b. 1908)
  • Nov 21 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • Nov 27 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • Nov 29 Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • Nov 30 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74