November 1997 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 27th NYC Women Marathon won by Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switz 2:28:43
  • Nov 2 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • Nov 3 California law ends affirmative action
  • Nov 5 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns he is named AL Manager of Year
  • Nov 5 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

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Nov 10 Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • Nov 10 Nanny Louise Woodward murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter
  • Nov 12 Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
  • Nov 13 UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
  • Nov 14 Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • Nov 14 Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
  • Nov 15 19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for "The Big Help"
  • Nov 16 After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
  • Nov 17 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • Nov 18 FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
  • Nov 18 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
  • Nov 18 Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
  • Nov 18 Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500
  • Nov 19 STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
  • Nov 19 In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.
  • Nov 20 Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • Nov 20 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • Nov 25 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • Nov 27 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • Nov 28 First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
  • Nov 29 OPEC agrees to an increase in its production ceiling. OPEC has raised the ceiling to 27.5 million barrels per day for the first half of 1998

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 19 Alexis May McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (2)
  • Nov 19 Brandon James McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (5)
  • Nov 19 Joel Steven McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (7)
  • Nov 19 Kelsey Ann McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (4)
  • Nov 19 Kenneth Robert McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (1)
  • Nov 19 Natalie Sue McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (3)
  • Nov 19 Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (6)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69
  • Nov 4 George Chambers, PM of Trinidad & Tobago (1981-86), dies
  • Nov 5 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-born historian of ideas (b. 1909)
  • Nov 6 Phillipo Seed, social work academic, dies at 67
  • Nov 12 William Matthews, poet, dies at 55
  • Nov 13 William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80
  • Nov 13 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
  • Nov 15 William Perrie, prison governor, dies at 79
  • Nov 16 Georges Marchais, Sec Gen of French Communist Party (1972-94), dies
  • Nov 19 Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13
  • Nov 19 Durlyn Eddmonds, murderer, executed at 45
  • Nov 19 Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer, dies at 62
  • Nov 19 Walter Stewart, murderer, executed at 42
  • Nov 20 Gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana
  • Nov 21 Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies
  • Nov 22 Tom Blackburn, writer, dies at 71
  • Nov 25 Hastings Kamuzu Band, PM/President of Malawi (1964-66/66-94), dies
  • Nov 27 Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90
  • Nov 27 Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76
  • Nov 29 Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • Nov 30 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian, dies at 37
  • Nov 30 Kathy Acker, writer, dead Cancer Died, dies at 54
  • Nov 30 Ron Gulliford, educationalist, dies at 76