What Happened in November 2012

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
  • Nov 1 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 1 Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan
  • Nov 1 Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an "honour killing" in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Nov 1 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
  • Nov 1 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
  • Nov 1 46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins
  • Nov 3 Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase
  • Nov 4 Bishop Tawadros appointed as the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church
  • Nov 4 Kimi Raikkonen wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012
  • Nov 4 Syrian rebels capture a major oil field in Deir ez-Zor Governorate
  • Nov 5 50 Syrian military personnel are killed by a suicide car bomb in Hama
  • Nov 5 Widespread flooding in Nigeria kills 363 people and displaces 2.1 million
  • Nov 6 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Barack Obama re-elected as US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 6 US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State
  • Nov 6 Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington
  • Nov 7 48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala
  • Nov 7 Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage
  • Nov 9 25 people are killed and 62 injured after a train carrying liquid fuel bursts into flames in Burma
  • Nov 9 An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people
  • Nov 10 20 Syrian troops are killed by suicide bombings in Daara
  • Nov 10 27 people are killed and dozens injured in a prison conflict in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nov 10 Israeli counter strike on Palestinian militants in Gaza kills 5 and injure 30
  • Nov 10 17 people are killed in a helicopter crash as a result of bad weather in Turkey
  • Nov 10 The final US presidential election results are declared after Barack Obama wins Florida to defeat Mitt Romney 332-206 in Electoral College votes
  • Nov 10 22nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 21-6 in Chestnut Hill
  • Nov 11 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
  • Nov 12 Into the Silence by Wade Davis wins the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Nov 12 Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • Nov 13 3 Syrian tanks enter the demilitarized zone of Golan Heights
  • Nov 14 A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece
  • Nov 14 CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 14 "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2", based on the book by Stepenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, is released

  • Nov 15 At least 95 people are killed in Syrian conflicts
  • Nov 15 Deep Horizon Oil Spill: BP settles for $4.5 Billion
  • Nov 15 The Eurozone economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.1% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.2% in the previous quarter
  • Nov 16 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time
  • Nov 17 50 schoolchildren and a bus driver are killed after a train collides with a school bus in Manfalut, Egypt
  • Nov 18 Israeli Gaza rocket strikes kill 80 alleged terrorist targets
  • Nov 18 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix
  • Nov 18 Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 18 39th American Music Awards: Katy Perry & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Nov 18 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • Nov 20 Toshiba unveils a robot designed to help in nuclear disasters
  • Nov 21 An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated
  • Nov 21 Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Ben
  • Nov 22 6 attacks across Pakistan kill 37 people and injure 92
  • Nov 22 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas
  • Nov 23 JR Tokai unveil a maglev LO train prototype capable of travelling up to 500km per hour
  • Nov 24 Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed youtube video surpassing 808 million views
  • Nov 24 Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone
  • Nov 24 The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
  • Nov 24 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 25 11 people are killed and 30 are wounded by twin car bombs hitting a Protestant church in Nigeria
  • Nov 25 16 people are killed and 44 injured after a wedding party bus plunges 300 ft down a gorge in India
  • Nov 25 100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 25 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win

  • Nov 25 63rd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by three points
  • Nov 26 10 children are killed and 15 people are injured after a Syrian government Jet drops a cluster bomb on a playground
  • Nov 26 The cost of Hurricane Sandy to New York is announced to be $32 Billion
  • Nov 27 29 people are killed and 126 are wounded by 8 car bombings across Iraq
  • Nov 27 The Eurozone announces that it will make loans of 43.7 billion euros to Greece
  • Nov 28 54 people are killed and 120 are injured by two car bombs in Damascus, Syria

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 28 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
  • Nov 29 30 people are killed and 100 are wounded by bombs in Hillah and Karbala, Iraq
  • Nov 29 The UN votes to approve Palestine’s status change from an observer to an observer state
  • Nov 29 Luiz Felipe Scolari takes over as Brazilian Football coach
  • Nov 30 At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 2 BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas
  • Nov 3 Professional bull rider Luke Snyder (30) weds Jennifer Manna (34) at Big Cedar Lodge outside of Branson, Missouri
  • Nov 3 Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (24) weds Mark Caldwell (27) at the Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 9 Tennis player James Blake (32) weds publicist Emily Snider (37) Del Mar, California
  • Nov 10 Actor Ben Hollingsworth (28) weds lingerie designer Nila Myers in Malibu
  • Nov 13 Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington
  • Nov 17 Award-winning Chinese actress Chen Yao (33) weds cinematographer Yu Cao in Queenstown, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Pascual Perez, Dominican baseball player, bludgeoned to death at 55
  • Nov 2 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • Nov 3 Tommy Goodwin, British track cyclist, dies at 91
  • Nov 4 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Nov 5 Charles V Bush, African-American pioneer, dies from colon cancer at 72
  • Nov 5 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
  • Nov 5 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54
  • Nov 6 Clive Dunn, British actor, dies from complications following an operation at 92
  • Nov 6 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • Nov 7 Carmen Basilio [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85
  • Nov 8 Lucille Bliss, American voice artist, dies from natural causes at 96
  • Nov 9 Bill Tarmey, English actor, dies at 71
  • Nov 12 Sergio Oliva, American body builder, dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Ahmed Jabari, Palestinian political activist, killed by an airstrike at 53
  • Nov 16 Bob Scott, New Zealand Rugby player, dies at 91
  • Nov 17 Margaret Yorke, English crime fiction writer, dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Nov 20 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98
  • Nov 22 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • Nov 23 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas), dies of complications from throat cancer at 81
  • Nov 24 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican professional boxer, dies from gunshot injuries at 50
  • Nov 25 Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81
  • Nov 25 Dinah Sheridan, English actress, dies at 92
  • Nov 26 Joseph Murray, English plastic surgeon, dies from a hemorrhagic stroke at 93
  • Nov 27 Marvin Miller, American union leader, dies at 95
  • Nov 27 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • Nov 29 Merv Pregulman, American NFL player, dies at 90