What Happened in November 2009

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held at the Yas Marina Circuit.
  • Nov 1 60th Formula One WDC: Jenson Button wins by 11 points

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 3 23rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson & Chaka Khan win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Nov 4 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Philadelphia Phillies to win 4-2
  • Nov 5 US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.
  • Nov 9 Joe Cada becomes the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker's main event.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 11 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • Nov 13 The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery
  • Nov 13 Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today
  • Nov 14 The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 16 "The Twilight Saga: New Moon", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Chris Weitz, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Nov 20 The Mexican government declares its economy technically out of recession after 2.93% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2009; Mexico had been in a severe economic crisis for over a year prior to its economic rebound
  • Nov 22 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 President Hugo Chávez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Nov 23 The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Nov 25 Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.
  • Nov 27 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn
  • Nov 29 97th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28-27
  • Nov 30 Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 19 Prince Gaston d'Orléans

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 2 "Sex and the City" actor Ron Livingston (41) weds actress Rosemarie DeWitt (34) in San Francisco
  • Nov 8 "The Practice" actress Marla Sokoloff (29) weds composer Alec Puro (34) at Il Cielo restaurant
  • Nov 14 "Kings of Leon" drummer Nate Followill (33) weds singer Jessie Baylin (25) at the Wolf Den Farm in Brentwood, Tennessee

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 4 R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years

Singer Usher

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • Nov 4 Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)
  • Nov 5 Félix Luna, Argentine historian (b. 1925)
  • Nov 6 Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)
  • Nov 8 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • Nov 10 Gheorghe Dinica, Romanian actor (b. 1934)
  • Nov 10 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper (b. 1977)
  • Nov 10 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
  • Nov 15 Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, 44th Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (b. 1914)
  • Nov 16 Edward Woodward, British actor (The Equalizer) (b. 1930)
  • Nov 16 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
  • Nov 18 Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)
  • Nov 20 Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)
  • Nov 20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author (b. 1915)
  • Nov 21 Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)
  • Nov 24 Abe Pollin, owner of the Washington Wizards (b. 1923)
  • Nov 24 Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, Prime Minister 2008 (b. 1935)
  • Nov 24 Chan Hung Lit, Hong Kong actor (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer, dies at 88
  • Nov 24 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Gilles Carle, Canadian screenwriter and film director (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)