What Happened in November 2015

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet's Davutoglus Justice and Development Party regains its parliamentary majority in a surprise result
  • Nov 2 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system
  • Nov 3 Melbourne Cup won by Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne - 1st woman to win
  • Nov 3 Game Maker Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) buys King.com (Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion
  • Nov 4 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32

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Nov 4 Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and woman

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau

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Nov 4 Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year earning 135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Nov 4 Plane crashes after take-off from Juba international airport, South Sudan, killing 37, 1 year old survives in father's arms
  • Nov 5 Collins Dictionary name "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender"
  • Nov 5 Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo
  • Nov 5 Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce
  • Nov 7 Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000)
  • Nov 9 Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri, resigns amid protests of endemic racism on campus
  • Nov 9 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme
  • Nov 9 San Diego's SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment
  • Nov 9 "Reclining Nude", by Italian artist Modigliani fetches 2nd highest auction price at $170.4m
  • Nov 10 Portugal's minority government is toppled by left-wing opposition 2 weeks after coming to power
  • Nov 10 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 11 Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River
  • Nov 11 Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond sells for $48.4 million at auction in Geneva
  • Nov 12 Suicide bombings in Lebanon kill 43, Isis claim responsibility

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Nov 12 Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 13 Terror attacks in Paris at 3 locations leave at least 129 dead. Isis claim responsibility
  • Nov 14 Second Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CBS, held in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 15 France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris

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Nov 16 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • Nov 16 Largest diamond discovered in more than a century - 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana

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Nov 17 Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive

  • Nov 17 Ireland's 1st same-sex wedding takes place - Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling marry in Clonmel, County Tipperary
  • Nov 17 Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed
  • Nov 18 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • Nov 18 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100
  • Nov 20 More than half of all trees in Amazon forest at risk of extinction according to data published in journal "Sciences Advances"
  • Nov 22 In Argentine elections Mauricio Macri (PRO) wins a narrow election victory over his left-wing opponent
  • Nov 23 President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans female genital mutilation

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Nov 23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
  • Nov 24 Tunisia declares state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards kills at least 12
  • Nov 24 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace
  • Nov 24 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the cuntry's general election
  • Nov 24 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014
  • Nov 25 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic
  • Nov 26 UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day
  • Nov 27 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Nov 27 "Holy grail" of shipwrecks the San Jose, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia
  • Nov 29 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, 1st win since 1936
  • Nov 29 Britain Tyson Fury defeats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win world heavyweight champion title (WBA, IBF, WBO) in Dusseldorf
  • Nov 30 Till 10th Dec - COP21 (21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) held in Paris

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Nov 30 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Nov 30 Pope Francis urges peace while visiting controversial mosque in Bangui's PK5 district in Central African Republic

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 7 TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port weds boyfriend Tim Rosenman in Palm Springs, California
  • Nov 21 Actress Sofia Vergara (43) weds True Blood star Joe Manganiello (38) in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Nov 28 Actor Kelvin Fletcher (31) weds actress Elizabeth Marsland (32) in London
  • Nov 29 Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen (29) marries banker Oliver Sarkozy in New York

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), dies at 73
  • Nov 2 Colin Welland, screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Ahmed Chalabi, Iragi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), dies at 71
  • Nov 3 Tom [Thomas] Graveney, English cricket batsman, dies at 88
  • Nov 3 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), dies at 84
  • Nov 4 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 6 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), dies at 94
  • Nov 7 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 9 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records, dies at 85
  • Nov 10 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • Nov 10 Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (won Epsom Derby 3x), dies at 63
  • Nov 10 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), dies at 77
  • Nov 10 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist (designed IMB mainframe), dies at 92
  • Nov 10 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95) dies at 89
  • Nov 10 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92
  • Nov 11 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motorhead), dies at 61
  • Nov 12 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, dies of cancer at 32
  • Nov 14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 89
  • Nov 15 Cynthia Payne, English brothel madam, dies at 82
  • Nov 15 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), dies at 86
  • Nov 16 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86
  • Nov 16 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 89
  • Nov 16 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), dies at 77

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Nov 18 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union player and the youngest ever All Black, dies of a heart attack linked to kidney disease at 40

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • Nov 18 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, dies at 91
  • Nov 18 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 20 Keith Michell, actor and theatre director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), dies at 88
  • Nov 20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", dies at 76
  • Nov 21 Ken Johnson, American MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, dies at 82
  • Nov 22 Kim Young-sam, politician and activist - President of South Korea (1993-98), dies at 87
  • Nov 23 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), dies at 95
  • Nov 28 Olene Walker, American politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, dies of cancer at 67
  • Nov 30 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • Nov 30 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), dies at 93
  • Nov 30 Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist, dies at 97