What Happened in November 2007

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Nov 5 China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.
  • Nov 7 Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 7 41st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 ¿Por qué no te callas? ("Why don't you shut up?" )incident between King Juan Carlos of Spain and Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez.

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Nov 13 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.
  • Nov 14 the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.
  • Nov 15 A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 18 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Singer Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Fergie Duhamel
  • Nov 18 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • Nov 23 MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
  • Nov 24 Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.
  • Nov 24 72nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-10 in Auburn
  • Nov 25 The first European Parliament election and a referendum on changing the voting system (called by the President and declared invalid because of insufficient turnout) were held in Romania.
  • Nov 25 95th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19
  • Nov 29 The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • Nov 29 A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 9 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in New York, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 10 Former "E.R." actress Julianna Margulies (41) weds lawyer Keith Lieberthal in Lenox, Massachusetts

  • Nov 23 Actress and model Jaime King (28) weds director Kyle Newman (31) at Greystone Park and Manor in Los Angeles
  • Nov 24 "Superman Returns" actor Brandon Routh (28) weds actress Courtney Ford (29) at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 20 Linda Bollea (46) divorces professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (53) after 23 years of marriage

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General (b. 1915)
  • Nov 1 S. Ali Raza, Bollywood Screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Nov 2 Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)
  • Nov 2 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
  • Nov 2 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • Nov 2 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • Nov 2 Henry Cele, South African Actor; best known for his onscreen portrayal of the legendary Shaka Zulu
  • Nov 3 Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)
  • Nov 4 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • Nov 5 Nils Liedholm, Swedish football midfielder and coach (b. 1922)
  • Nov 6 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 6 Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
  • Nov 6 George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster (b. c1939)
  • Nov 6 Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. c1962)
  • Nov 6 George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)
  • Nov 6 Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • Nov 7 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)
  • Nov 8 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (b. 1943)
  • Nov 8 Chad Varah, English founder of charity The Samaritans (b. 1911)
  • Nov 10 Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
  • Nov 10 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 10 Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
  • Nov 11 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at 65
  • Nov 12 Khanmohammed Ibrahim, Indian cricketer (b. 1919)
  • Nov 12 Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • Nov 13 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman (b. 1960)
  • Nov 13 John Doherty, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Nov 13 Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Nov 13 Monty Westmore, American make-up artist. (b. 1923)
  • Nov 15 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
  • Nov 16 Harold Alfond, American businessman (b. 1914)
  • Nov 16 Grethe Kausland, Norwegian actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • Nov 16 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)
  • Nov 19 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53
  • Nov 19 Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer (b. 1964)
  • Nov 19 Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Nov 20 Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)
  • Nov 21 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (b. 1921)
  • Nov 21 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1928)
  • Nov 21 Noel McGregor, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1931)
  • Nov 22 Maurice Béjart, Father of the Ballet Renewal(b. 1929)
  • Nov 22 Verity Lambert, first producer of British SF series Doctor Who (b. 1935)
  • Nov 23 Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
  • Nov 23 Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)
  • Nov 23 Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1936)
  • Nov 26 Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • Nov 26 Mel Tolkin, television comedy writer (b. 1913)
  • Nov 26 Steve Fossett, American Aviator (b. 1944)
  • Nov 27 Bill Willis, American football player (b. 1921)
  • Nov 27 Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • Nov 27 Bernie Banton, Australian asbestos campaigner (b. 1946)
  • Nov 27 Sean Taylor, American football player (Washington Redskins), fatally shot in the upper leg by an armed intruder at 24
  • Nov 28 Gudrun Wagner, co-director of the Bayreuth Festival (b. 1944)
  • Nov 29 Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Nov 29 James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • Nov 29 Roger Bonham Smith, Former chairman and CEO of General Motors (b. 1925)
  • Nov 29 Tom Terrell, musicologist, NPR reviewer, deejay (b. 1950)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil, at 69

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Nov 30 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)