What Happened in November 2011

Historical Events

  • Nov 8 The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 9 45th Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Singer Shakira
  • Nov 11 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win
  • Nov 12 Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

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Nov 18 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Nov 19 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 20 38th American Music Awards: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
  • Nov 23 Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
  • Nov 25 Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
  • Nov 26 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
  • Nov 26 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 27 99th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23
  • Nov 27 62nd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 122 points

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 11 Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 11 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills
  • Nov 12 Actress Tiffany Thornton (26) weds Christopher Carney at Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Nov 26 "The Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 13 Torrei Hart divorces actor and comedian Kevin Hart (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Nov 16 Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • Nov 22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (b. 1919)
  • Nov 2 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • Nov 4 Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
  • Nov 5 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)

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Nov 7 Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer, dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Nov 8 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44
  • Nov 8 Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
  • Nov 9 Joel J. Tyler, judge who pronounced 'Deep Throat' obscene, dies of a heart attack at 90
  • Nov 10 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • Nov 10 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
  • Nov 17 Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • Nov 17 Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • Nov 19 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74

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Nov 21 Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author, dies at 85

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Nov 22 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (b. 1938)
  • Nov 22 Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin's daughter, dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 23 Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
  • Nov 23 Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83
  • Nov 25 Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Gary Speed, Former Welsh international footballer and Wales national football team manager (b. 1969)
  • Nov 27 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • Nov 28 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)
  • Nov 28 Ante Markovic, last Premier of Yugoslavia, dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
  • Nov 30 Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)
  • Nov 30 William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85