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 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