November 1977 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals

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Nov 1 US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from 1st Jan 1981

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Nov 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 2 Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years
  • Nov 4 UN Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa
  • Nov 6 39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga
  • Nov 8 Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • Nov 8 Ed Koch is elected Mayor of New York (his 1st term)
  • Nov 9 Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
  • Nov 10 Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider/Christof Wackernagel arrested
  • Nov 12 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 12 New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest "Dutch" Morial
  • Nov 13 25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot
  • Nov 13 Final Al Capp comic strip of "Li'l Abner" (1934-77)

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Nov 14 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat repeats willingness to visit Israel to Walter Cronkite

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Nov 15 US President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran
  • Nov 16 Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
  • Nov 17 Bernard Pomerance's "Elephant Man" premieres in London
  • Nov 17 Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel
  • Nov 19 -21] Egyptian president Sadat visits Israel
  • Nov 19 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel
  • Nov 19 Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
  • Nov 20 Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
  • Nov 21 First flight of Concorde (London to New York)
  • Nov 22 Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins
  • Nov 22 First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.
  • Nov 23 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
  • Nov 24 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 24 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
  • Nov 25 David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins
  • Nov 25 Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Bucky Covington, American entertainer
  • Nov 10 Josh Barnett, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • Nov 15 Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, son of Princess Anne, 9th in succession to British throne
  • Nov 19 Lady Davina EAB Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard
  • Nov 21 Yolande James, Quebec politician
  • Nov 26 Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 5 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26 Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Shirley Chisholm

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76
  • Nov 5 René Goscinny, French writer (Asterix), dies at 51
  • Nov 8 Georg Wüst, German Oceanographer, dies at 87
  • Nov 11 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political activist (b. 1950)
  • Nov 13 Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)
  • Nov 14 A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of ISKCON (b. 1896)
  • Nov 18 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (b. 1897)
  • Nov 20 Maxie Wander, writer, dies
  • Nov 27 John Little McClellan, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark), dies at 81
  • Nov 30 Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)