November 1989 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
  • Nov 3 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
  • Nov 4 Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 4 The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.
  • Nov 5 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
  • Nov 5 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
  • Nov 6 US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • Nov 7 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • Nov 8 Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American Governor of Virginia and any state since reconstruction
  • Nov 8 Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.
  • Nov 9 East Berlin opens its borders
  • Nov 10 Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov resigns
  • Nov 10 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
  • Nov 10 Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped
  • Nov 11 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
  • Nov 12 Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years
  • Nov 15 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 16 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
  • Nov 16 South Africa president FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
  • Nov 16 UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.
  • Nov 17 Student demonstration in Prague put down by riot police, leading to an uprising (the Velvet Revolution) that will topple the communist government on Dec. 29
  • Nov 18 Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

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Nov 21 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by US President George H. W. Bush

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Nov 21 TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons
  • Nov 22 Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon
  • Nov 22 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
  • Nov 22 Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
  • Nov 23 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
  • Nov 23 Xenophobia Zolotas sworn in as premier of Greece
  • Nov 24 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 24 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 26 Comores coup under Bob Benard
  • Nov 26 Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
  • Nov 26 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
  • Nov 27 Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
  • Nov 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 27 Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
  • Nov 27 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space
  • Nov 29 India president Rajiv Gandhi resigns
  • Nov 30 Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 6 Jozy Altidore, American footballer

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Dickie Goodman, creator of "break-in" records (b. 1934)
  • Nov 8 Andre Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Jean-Claude Mal├ępart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • Nov 17 Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • Nov 18 Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
  • Nov 22 Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 22 C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • Nov 24 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
  • Nov 26 Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
  • Nov 30 Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59