November 1996 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
  • Nov 6 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 6 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)
  • Nov 12 Toronto's Pat Hentgen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 Joel Armengaud discovers 2^1398269 - 1 (35th known Mersenne prime)
  • Nov 16 18th ACE Cable Awards: Lifetime wins the Golden CableACE for "Lifetime Applauds: The Fight Against Breast Cancer"
  • Nov 17 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational
  • Nov 17 Time White and T. Assebework discover the first fossils of 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi, an ancestor on the human family tree, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • Nov 18 Eappens hire Louise Woodward as nanny, later she's charged with murder
  • Nov 19 Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), launches into space
  • Nov 19 The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.
  • Nov 19 Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.
  • Nov 19 The 12.9 km Confederation Bridge, joining Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New-Brunswick is completed and becomes the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world
  • Nov 21 A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
  • Nov 23 The Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.
  • Nov 25 After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 9 Cheyenne Pyle, California, youngest heart transplant patient (90 mins old)

Weddings in History

  • Nov 30 Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Junius Richard Jayawardene, PM of Sri Lanka (1977-78), dies at 90
  • Nov 1 Maati Bouabid, PM of Morroco (1979-83), dies
  • Nov 2 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, Colombian politician, dies
  • Nov 2 Christopher Prater, screen printer, dies at 72
  • Nov 3 Barry George Barrington Porter, politician, dies at 57
  • Nov 3 Heather Swift, local councellor, dies at 79
  • Nov 3 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, dictator of Cent Africa Rep (1967-79), dies at 75
  • Nov 3 Abdullah Çatlı, a Turkish nationalist and neofascist activist (b. 1956)
  • Nov 4 Robert Rapoport, social anthropologist, dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat, dies at 53
  • Nov 5 Ronald Ogden, engineer, dies at 81
  • Nov 6 Mario Savio, American political activist, dies of heart attack at 53
  • Nov 6 Patience Edney, nurse/communist, dies at 85
  • Nov 7 Brian Keith-Lucas, political scientist, dies at 84
  • Nov 7 Claude Ake, political scientist, dies at 57
  • Nov 7 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer, dies at 81
  • Nov 7 Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian Lawyer and First Foreign Affairs Minister (b. 1918)
  • Nov 8 Edward Albert Radice, economist, dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73
  • Nov 9 Fred Lipmann, watchmaker, dies at 91
  • Nov 9 Roger Makins, diplomat, dies at 92
  • Nov 10 Beecher Moore, British sailor, dies at 88
  • Nov 10 Hugo Buchthal, art historian, dies at 87
  • Nov 10 Marjorie Proops, problem page editor, dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Helen Rosenthal, Teacher/health administrator, dies at 47
  • Nov 12 John Qace Hardbattle, political activist, dies at 51
  • Nov 13 Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist, dies at 86
  • Nov 13 Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)
  • Nov 14 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, lloyd's underwriter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 Joseph Bernardin, cardinal Archbishop of Chicago, dies at 68
  • Nov 14 Liz Knights, publisher, dies at 41
  • Nov 14 Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst, dies at 96
  • Nov 15 Alger Hiss, former alleged spy/lawyer, dies at 92
  • Nov 16 George Byatt, playwright, dies at 73
  • Nov 16 John Reginald Bevins, politician, dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator, dies at 45
  • Nov 18 David Herbert, publisher, dies at 69
  • Nov 18 John Vassall, spy/civil servant, dies at 72
  • Nov 19 Denis Jenkinson, journalist, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant, dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat, dies at 90
  • Nov 20 Bert Geoffrey Achong, electron microscopist, dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Edward George Edwards, chenist, dies at 82
  • Nov 22 Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer, dies at 60
  • Nov 23 Mohamed Amin, cameraman, dies at 53
  • Nov 23 Ralph Tubbs, architect, dies at 84
  • Nov 23 Sayed Idries Shah, thinker, dies at 72
  • Nov 24 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
  • Nov 24 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer, dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Michael Economides, restaurateur, dies at 86
  • Nov 25 Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser, dies at 87
  • Nov 26 Hans Klein, politician, dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Paul Rand, graphic designer, dies at 82
  • Nov 27 George Ernest Leslie, trade union official, dies at 76
  • Nov 29 Dan Flavin, American artist (b. 1933)
  • Nov 30 Dan Flavin, minimalist sculptor, dies at 63
  • Nov 30 Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist, dies at 80
  • Nov 30 Tiny Tim, [Herbert Khaury], entertainer (Tip Toe), dies at 71