November 1987 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
  • Nov 2 Entertainer Lola Falona is diagnosed with multiple schlerosis
  • Nov 3 On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
  • Nov 4 Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic
  • Nov 5 South Africa ANC-leader Govan Mbeki freed
  • Nov 5 Supreme Court nominee Douglas H Ginsburg admitted using marijuana
  • Nov 7 Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba
  • Nov 8 IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed
  • Nov 10 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Judge Anthony Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court
  • Nov 11 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 van Gogh's "Irises" sells for record $53.6 M at auction

  • Nov 12 Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine
  • Nov 13 1st condom commercial on British TV
  • Nov 14 Sam's Town National Bowling Pro-Am won by Debbie Bennett
  • Nov 15 28 of 82 aboard Continental Airlines DC-9, die in crash at Denver
  • Nov 15 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
  • Nov 15 NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game
  • Nov 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 18 31 people die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest tube station
  • Nov 18 Congressional committee reports on Iran-Contra affair
  • Nov 19 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 22 Patriots shutout Indianapolis 24-0
  • Nov 24 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
  • Nov 25 Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England at Lahore
  • Nov 25 India all out for 75 v West Indies at Delhi, Patterson 5-24
  • Nov 25 Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
  • Nov 27 Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset, England
  • Nov 28 South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into Indian Ocean, 159 die
  • Nov 29 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 29 A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115
  • Nov 30 Afghanistan Constitution adopted

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Elizabeth A. Smart, American abductee and activist
  • Nov 11 Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS and Tegomass)
  • Nov 12 Bryan Little, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 15 Ian Hecox, Member of Smosh

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
  • Nov 4 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born American artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87
  • Nov 6 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss), dies at 89
  • Nov 6 William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Seasons NYC), dies at 80
  • Nov 11 L T Coggeshall, medical scientist (Sec of HEW 1956-58), dies at 86
  • Nov 11 Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at 30
  • Nov 12 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, C Wright, Pan Am), dies at 75
  • Nov 14 Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal, dies at 88
  • Nov 19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)
  • Nov 21 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59), dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • Nov 25 Anton F Pieck, illustrator (1001 Nights), dies at 92
  • Nov 25 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71
  • Nov 28 Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74
  • Nov 29 Howard Pyle, (Gov-R-Az, 1951-55), dies at 81
  • Nov 30 Arthur H Dean, lawyer/advisor to FDR, dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 James Baldwin, writer (Go Tell it on the Mountain), dies at 63

  • Nov 30 Simon Carmiggelt, journalist/literary (Kronkel), dies at 74