What Happened in November 2005

Historical Events

  • 1st First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.
  • 6th The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
  • 6th The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.

Film release premierFilm Premier

6th "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • 9th Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
  • 9th The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • 15th Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.
  • 15th 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins
  • 17th Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.
  • 19th 70th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-18 in Auburn
  • 20th 57th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

22nd Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel

Music awardsMusic Awards

22nd 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

23rd Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

24th Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 25th Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.
  • 27th First partial human face transplant is completed for Isabelle Dinoire in Amiens, France.
  • 27th President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon, in power since 1967 and the longest-serving head of state in the world, was re-elected to his third consecutive seven-year term.
  • 27th 93rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 38-35
  • 29th The new Croatian Communist Party (KPH) is founded in Vukovar.
  • 30th John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

30th The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton

Famous Weddings

  • 2nd Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly
  • 5th 2004 Indianapolis 500 racecar driver winner Buddy Rice (29) weds Michelle Noonan in Arizona
  • 11th Millionaire Nasir Khan weds "Footballers' Wives" actress Laila Rouass (34) in London
  • 12th Businessman Donald Trump Jr. (27) weds model Vanessa Haydon at the Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida
  • 15th Emperor Akihito's daughter Princess Sayako (36) weds Yoshiki Kuroda (40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan

HeartWedding of Interest

19th Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California

  • 19th "Corner Gas" actor Brent Butt (39) weds actress Nancy Robertson (34) at Vancouver's Cin Cin Ristorante
  • 19th "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
  • 19th Indianapolis 500 racer Danica Patrick (23) weds physical therapist Paul Hospenthal in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 20th Bollywood actor Zayed Khan (25) weds Malaika Parekh at the Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai, India
  • 30th "Only Fools and Horses" actor David Jason (65) weds Gill Hinchcliffe at Buckingham Palace in London

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • 1st Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2nd Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach.
  • 4th Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)
  • 4th Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • 5th Rod Donald, New Zealand environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • 5th John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)
  • 5th Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • 6th Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)
  • 6th Rod Donald, New Zealand Politician, Green Party Co-leader (b. 1957)
  • 6th Miguel Aceves Mej√≠a, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 7th Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)
  • 7th Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 8th David Westheimer, American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 8th Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)
  • 9th K. R. Narayanan, President of India (b. 1921)
  • 11th Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer (b. 1939)
  • 11th Peter Drucker, American management theorist (b. 1909)
  • 11th Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
  • 12th William G. Adams, former mayor of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (b. 1923)
  • 13th Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 13th Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 14th Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103
  • 15th Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)
  • 15th Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)
  • 16th Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)
  • 16th Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)
  • 16th Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 16th Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), dies at 92
  • 17th Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (b. 1942)
  • 18th Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 19th Erik Balling, Danish TV and film director (b. 1924)
  • 20th Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (b. 1931)
  • 20th Sheldon Gardner, American psychologist (b. 1934)
  • 20th Chris Whitley, American musician (b. 1960)
  • 20th James King, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 21st Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
  • 21st Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 22nd Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
  • 23rd Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • 23rd Constance Cummings, American-born British actress (b. 1910)
  • 24th Pat Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid) dies aged 73
  • 25th George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • 25th Richard Burns, English WRC champion (b. 1971)
  • 26th Stan Berenstain, children's author, (d. 2005)
  • 27th Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 27th Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 28th Marc Lawrence, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 29th Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • 29th David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 30th Jean Parker, American actress (b. 1915)