What Happened in November 2016

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 MLB World Series: Chicago Cubs defeat Cleveland Indians in game 7, 8-7, 1st Cubs series win for 108 years
  • Nov 4 Paris Agreement on climate change becomes effective
  • Nov 6 Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Republican Donald Trump is elected President of The United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton despite Clinton receiving 2.9 million more votes

Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President Donald Trump
Businessman, TV Personality and 45th US President
Donald Trump
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Nov 8 Indian government scraps 500 and 1000 rupee notes, the largest two denominations in battle against corruption
  • Nov 14 7.8 earthquake cuts off town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, raising sea bed by 4m, and killing 2 people
  • Nov 17 Smaller pyramid find within 2 known Kukulkan "nesting" pyramids announced at Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, dating to 550-80 AD
  • Nov 20 South Korean President Park Geun-hye's controversial friend Choi Soon-sil charged with abuse of authority and coercion amid calls to also impeach the President
  • Nov 21 India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral Grace Hopper

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 24 International research team publishes discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates
  • Nov 27 Nico Rosberg clinches the F1 World Driver's Championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Nov 28 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense fooball team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists
  • Nov 28 "Hamilton" sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million
  • Nov 29 Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes
  • Nov 30 UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 6 TV personality and actress Audrina Patridge (31) weds professional BMX dirt bike rider Corey Bohan in Hawaii
  • Nov 11 Singer-songwriter Adrienne Bailon (33) weds musician Israel Houghton (45) at the Hotel Plaza Atheneel in Paris
  • Nov 13 The Office actress Angela Kinsey (45) weds Days of Our Lives actor Joshua Snyder in Topanga, California

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), dies at 94
  • Nov 6 Zoltan Kocsis, Hungarian pianist and conductor, dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 7 Janet Reno, first female US Attorney General (1993-2001), dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 7 Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter (Death of Ladies Man), dies at 82

Musician Leonard Cohen
Musician
Leonard Cohen
  • Nov 9 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), dies at 96
  • Nov 11 Robert Vaughn, American actor (Napolean Solo in Man from UNCLE, I Spy), dies at 83
  • Nov 11 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
  • Nov 12 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian LPGA golfer (3 LPGA wins), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 12 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), dies at 106
  • Nov 13 Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74
  • Nov 13 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), dies at 85
  • Nov 14 Holly Dunn, American country singer (Daddy's Hands), dies of cancer at 59
  • Nov 14 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 15 Mose Allison, American jazz artist (Black Country Suite), dies at 89
  • Nov 15 Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), dies at 92
  • Nov 16 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), dies at 94
  • Nov 16 Jay Forrester, American engineer, invented random-access magnetic core memory, dies at 98
  • Nov 18 Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), dies at 96
  • Nov 18 Sharon Jones, American soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 20 William Trevor, Irish-born writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune), dies at 88
  • Nov 22 Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (Carol in The Brady Bunch), dies at 82
  • Nov 23 Ralph Branca, American baseball player (pitched the “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • Nov 23 Peggy Kirk Bell, American top amateur golfer, dies at 95
  • Nov 23 Andrew Sachs, German-born British actor (Manuel In Fawlty Towers), dies at 86
  • Nov 23 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 25 Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary, Prime Minister (1959-76) and President (1976-2008), dies at 90

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Nov 25 Ron Glass, American actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), dies at 71
  • Nov 26 Fritz Weaver, American actor (Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (Chairman of NBC), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 William A. Christenberry, American photographer and artist, dies at 80
  • Nov 28 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), dies at 82
  • Nov 30 Alice Drummond, American actress (Awakenings), dies at 88