What Happened in November 2006

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 6 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins

  • Nov 10 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.
  • Nov 11 The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
  • Nov 12 The former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a referendum on independence from Georgia.
  • Nov 14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London
  • Nov 17 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
  • Nov 18 71st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-15 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 19 94th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 25-14

AgreementContract of Interest

Nov 20 Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • Nov 20 58th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • Nov 21 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 21 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win

  • Nov 21 Daughtry release their debut album “Daughtry” (2007 Billboard Album of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite Pop-Rock Album 2007)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 21 "Kingdom Come" 9th studio album by Jay-Z is released

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • Nov 24 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • Nov 27 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigned from his position as lifetime senator.

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 4 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
  • Nov 4 Croatian princess Paola Doimi de Frankopan (37) weds son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent Lord Nicholas Windsor (37) at St. Stephen of Abyssina in Vatican City
  • Nov 4 1996 summer Olympics gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 7 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
  • Nov 8 Malaysian actress Sazzy Falak (25) weds co-founder of LVG Consultants and LVG MoneySkool Nazril Idrus
  • Nov 10 "The Grudge" actor Jason Behr (32) weds actress KaDee Strickland (30) in Ojai, California
  • Nov 11 Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi Castle, Bracciano, Italy

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
Actress Katie Holmes
Actress
Katie Holmes

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 2 Rocker Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • Nov 27 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 27 Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Actress Selma Blair
Actress
Selma Blair

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 William Styron, American author (b. 1925)
  • Nov 1 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • Nov 3 Paul Mauriat, French musician (b. 1925)
  • Nov 3 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • Nov 3 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorean footballer (b. 1937)
  • Nov 4 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), dies at 98
  • Nov 4 Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
  • Nov 5 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81
  • Nov 6 Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)
  • Nov 6 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • Nov 7 Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)
  • Nov 7 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher (b. 1917)
  • Nov 7 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 8 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 8 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, dies at 65
  • Nov 9 Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • Nov 9 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)
  • Nov 10 Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • Nov 10 Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
  • Nov 10 Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Nov 10 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • Nov 10 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • Nov 11 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (b. 1974)
  • Nov 11 Harry Lehotsky, pastor and activist (b. 1957)
  • Nov 12 General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)
  • Nov 15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 16 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize Economics 1976, dies at 94

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • Nov 16 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 16 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 17 Bo Schembechler, American football coach (b. 1929)
  • Nov 17 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (b. 1924)
  • Nov 17 Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928)
  • Nov 17 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (b. 1927)
  • Nov 20 Robert Altman, American film director (M*A*S*H, Gosford Park), dies at 81
  • Nov 20 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Nov 20 Andre Waters, American football player (b. 1962)
  • Nov 21 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • Nov 21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • Nov 22 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • Nov 23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 23 Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)
  • Nov 23 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (b. 1962)
  • Nov 23 Philippe Noiret, French actor (b. 1930)
  • Nov 23 Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
  • Nov 23 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • Nov 24 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • Nov 24 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • Nov 25 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • Nov 25 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (b. 1931)
  • Nov 25 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 25 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • Nov 25 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)
  • Nov 25 Phyllis Fraser, American actress and children's book publisher (b. 1916)
  • Nov 26 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 26 Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933)
  • Nov 26 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 26 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • Nov 26 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
  • Nov 27 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 27 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • Nov 27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • Nov 27 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • Nov 28 Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • Nov 28 Robert Volpe, Artist, Art Theft Detective (b.1942)
  • Nov 29 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • Nov 29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • Nov 30 Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)