What Happened in November 2014

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Western Sydney Wanderers win the AFC Champions League
  • Nov 1 Bayern wins the 2014 running of the Breeders' Cup Classic
  • Nov 2 60 people were killed and 110 injured by a suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nov 3 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for global action on climate change after warning from scientists

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Nov 3 New York's 104-storey One World Trade Center officially opens 13 years after the September 11 attacks

  • Nov 4 The US votes in mid-term elections: Republicans retain the house & regain the Senate
  • Nov 4 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko orderes army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities to combat potential rebel offensive
  • Nov 4 The body of the last missing victim is found on board the wrecked Costa Concordia, during its dismantling in Genoa
  • Nov 4 Tim Scott becomes the first African-American Senator in the south since the Reconstruction
  • Nov 4 Protectionist wins the 2014 Melbourne Cup
  • Nov 5 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 NZers on 'terror watchlist'
  • Nov 5 48th CMT Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win
  • Nov 8 Protests across New Zealand against the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

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Nov 8 Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev

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Nov 8 US President Obama authorises deployment of 1500 additional troops to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 9 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)
  • Nov 9 Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance
  • Nov 9 Top African business leaders establish an emergency fund to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak
  • Nov 9 Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption

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Nov 10 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London, UK

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Nov 10 Ethel Kennedy is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • Nov 11 The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April is found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison
  • Nov 11 An Italian appeals court overturns a manslaughter conviction against 6 scientists for failing to give adequate warning of a deadly earthquake
  • Nov 11 The leaders of China and Japan meet for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute
  • Nov 11 The people of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain vote in a disputed and non-binding poll on independence
  • Nov 11 58 people are killed in a bus crash in the Sukkur District, Pakistan
  • Nov 11 Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball
  • Nov 12 European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
  • Nov 13 Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket
  • Nov 13 Clayton Kershaw & Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014

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Nov 15 Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Nov 15 World leaders gather in Brisbane for G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth
  • Nov 15 The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case
  • Nov 15 A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning
  • Nov 16 Klaus Iohannis wins the Romanian Presidential election
  • Nov 16 Kevin Harvick wins the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • Nov 17 The Church of England adopts legislation enabling the appointment of female bishops
  • Nov 18 Jamaica win the 2014 Caribbean Cup in football
  • Nov 20 Nearly 5 million illegal migrants in the US will have the threat of deportation deferred, after President Barack Obama announces sweeping immigration changes

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Nov 22 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Nov 23 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
  • Nov 23 An adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country
  • Nov 23 A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes central Japan
  • Nov 23 Republicans condemn US President Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform
  • Nov 23 Mass protests in Mexico by relatives of 43 missing Mexican students, who the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang
  • Nov 23 Magnus Carlsen defends his World Chess Championship title after defeating Vishy Anand
  • Nov 23 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time
  • Nov 23 65th Formula One WDC: Lewis Hamilton wins by 67 points

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Nov 23 41st American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Nov 24 A 12-year-old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground
  • Nov 25 US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigns, ending nearly two years in the Pentagon's top job
  • Nov 25 Switzerland's Bern Art Museum agrees to accept artworks looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis
  • Nov 25 Protest erupt across US after a decision by Missouri grand jury not to bring charges against a white policeman who shot dead a black teenager
  • Nov 25 Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders hundreds more US National Guard troops to the town of Ferguson to prevent a second night of rioting and looting
  • Nov 25 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer
  • Nov 27 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • Nov 27 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • Nov 29 79th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 55-44 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 30 Australia experiences its hottest spring and second-hottest November recorded
  • Nov 30 Tabaré Vázquez is re-elected President of Uruguay
  • Nov 30 102nd Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 8 Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley winemaker (Charles Krug), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 1 Counting star Jessa Duggar weds Ben Seewald at the First Baptist Church in Bentonville, Ark
  • Nov 16 Singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (28) weds music video director Alan Ferguson (51) in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 29 Reality TV personality Snooki (27) weds Jionni LaValle at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in East Hanover, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • Nov 4 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85
  • Nov 8 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • Nov 12 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • Nov 13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Nov 14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • Nov 16 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79
  • Nov 17 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), dies at 78
  • Nov 17 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73
  • Nov 19 Mike Nichols[Peschowsky], German-born American director, dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • Nov 22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • Nov 27 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Death in Holy Orders), dies at 94
  • Nov 30 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89