Historical Events in November 1997

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Nov 1 "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is first screened, at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Best Picture 1998)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • Nov 2 "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
  • Nov 2 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43
  • Nov 2 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
  • Nov 2 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • Nov 2 USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
  • Nov 3 Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 3 California law ends affirmative action
  • Nov 3 David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club
  • Nov 3 Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year
  • Nov 5 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns he is named AL Manager of Year
  • Nov 5 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages
  • Nov 6 "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • Nov 6 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year

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Nov 7 "Bean" directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean opens in US

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Nov 8 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • Nov 8 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • Nov 9 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • Nov 10 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC

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Nov 10 Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • Nov 10 Nanny Louise Woodward murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter
  • Nov 11 CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002

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Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 11 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 12 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
  • Nov 12 Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
  • Nov 13 Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
  • Nov 13 UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
  • Nov 14 Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • Nov 14 Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
  • Nov 15 19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for "The Big Help"
  • Nov 16 "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Nov 16 85th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23
  • Nov 16 After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
  • Nov 16 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

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Nov 17 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Nov 17 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • Nov 18 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • Nov 18 FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
  • Nov 18 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
  • Nov 18 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • Nov 18 Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
  • Nov 18 Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500
  • Nov 18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"
  • Nov 19 "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
  • Nov 19 In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
  • Nov 20 "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances

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Nov 20 Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Nov 20 Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals
  • Nov 20 Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • Nov 20 NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak
  • Nov 20 Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • Nov 20 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • Nov 22 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 23 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship

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Nov 23 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Nov 24 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
  • Nov 25 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • Nov 26 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
  • Nov 27 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • Nov 27 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • Nov 28 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV
  • Nov 28 First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
  • Nov 29 USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
  • Nov 29 OPEC agrees to an increase in its production ceiling. OPEC has raised the ceiling to 27.5 million barrels per day for the first half of 1998
  • Nov 30 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)