What Happened in November 2011

Historical Events

  • 8th 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

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

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

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

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

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18th 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
  • 19th 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
  • 23rd 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.
  • 25th 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.
  • 26th 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.
  • 26th 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
  • 27th 99th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23
  • 27th 62nd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 122 points

Famous Weddings

  • 11th Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 11th TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia
  • 11th Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills
  • 12th Actress Tiffany Thornton (26) weds Christopher Carney at Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 26th "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

13th 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
  • 16th Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • 22nd 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

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

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

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

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

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