What Happened in November 1988

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones

Sports History

Nov 2 A's shortstop Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year; 3rd straight for Oakland; Jose Canseco 1986, Mark McGwire 1987

Radio History

Nov 2 Mexican radio station erroneously reports Mike Tyson had died in car crash

  • Nov 2 The Morris worm, first internet-distributed computer worm to gain mainstream media attention launched from MIT, strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities
  • Nov 3 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane

Historic Event

Nov 3 President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

  • Nov 3 Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew

Film & TV History

Nov 3 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping

  • Nov 4 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
  • Nov 5 "Kokomo" single by The Beach Boys from the film "Cocktail" goes to #1
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • Nov 5 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign
  • Nov 5 Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
  • Nov 5 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • Nov 6 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)

Sports History

Nov 6 Steve Jones wins 19th NYC men's marathon (2:08:20); Grete Waitz wins record 9th women's title

  • Nov 7 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)

Sports History

Nov 7 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde

  • Nov 8 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • Nov 8 Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • Nov 8 Rafael Fernandez Colón re-elected Governor of Puerto Rico

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Michael Dukakis

  • Nov 9 Don Sebesky and Gloria Nissenson's musical "Prince of Central Park", starring Jo Anne Worley opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Nov 9 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • Nov 10 China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
  • Nov 10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • Nov 10 NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes

Sports History

Nov 10 Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award

  • Nov 11 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
  • Nov 12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • Nov 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sports History

Nov 13 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna finishes 2nd in the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 3 points from Alain Prost

  • Nov 14 Sitcom "Murphy Brown" starring Candice Bergen premieres on CBS
  • Nov 15 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • Nov 15 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
  • Nov 15 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • Nov 15 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • Nov 16 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

Election of Interest

Nov 16 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

Historic Event

Nov 16 President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher

  • Nov 16 President Reagan meets with Jerusalem's mayor Teddy Kollek
  • Nov 16 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
  • Nov 17 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World

Film & TV History

Nov 17 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 20 "Les Miserables" opens a Bus & Truck tour in Tampa

Sports History

Nov 20 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Elliott wins

Sports History

Nov 20 Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini beats Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–2, 6–2 to win her first WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Nov 20 Boston College beats Army 38-24 in the 'Emerald isle Classic' at Dublin's Lansdowne Road Stadium, the first NCAA American Football game to be played in Europe
  • Nov 23 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 23 President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.

Sports History

Nov 23 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal

  • Nov 23 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
  • Nov 25 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham

Music History

Nov 25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges

  • Nov 25 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
  • Nov 25 German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.
  • Nov 25 US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
  • Nov 25 Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
  • Nov 26 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
  • Nov 26 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge BC Lions, 22-21; first Grey Cup game won by a team with only a .500 season

Historic Event

Nov 28 Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million

  • Nov 30 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • Nov 30 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 30 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
  • Nov 30 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
  • Nov 30 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • Nov 30 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Masahiro Tanaka, Japanese baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2014, 19; 6×NPB All-Star; NY Yankees), born in Itami, Hyōgo
  • Nov 2 Julia Görges, German tennis player (7 WTA, 6 ITF titles), born in Bad Oldesloe, Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nov 2 Lindze Letherman, American actress (General Hospital), born in Fresno, California
  • Nov 3 Angus McLaren, Australian Actor
  • Nov 4 Dez Bryant, American football wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Galveston County, Texas

Virat Kohli

Nov 5 Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer, star batsman and captain of India (2013-), born in Delhi, India

  • Nov 6 Conchita Wurst [Thomas Neuwirth], Austrian singer and drag queen (Eurovision Song Contest winner: 2014), born in Gmunden, Austria

Emma Stone

Nov 6 Emma Stone, American actress (The Amazing Spider-Man, La La Land), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Nov 6 Erik Lund, Swedish footballer, born in Ljungskile, Sweden
  • Nov 7 Elsa Hosk, Swedish model (Victoria's Secret), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 7 Tinie Tempah [Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu], British rapper ("Written In The Stars"), born in Plumstead, London
  • Nov 9 Nikki Blonsky, American actress, born in Great Neck, New York
  • Nov 10 Chisaki Hama [Rika Izumi], Japanese actress and model, born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Nov 11 Alexandra Kyle, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 12 Russell Westbrook, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2017; NBA All-Star Game MVP 2015, 16; OKC Thunder, Houston Rockets), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 15 B.o.B [Bobby Simmons], American rapper and record producer ("Nothin' on You"; "Airplanes"),born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Nov 15 Zena Grey, American actress
  • Nov 17 Justin Cooper, American actor (Liar, Liar, General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 18 Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan
  • Nov 18 Montanna Thompson, English actress (The Story of Tracy Beaker), born in Islington, England
  • Nov 19 Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Nov 22 Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists
  • Nov 25 Abby Phillip, American political commentator (CNN), born in Virginia
  • Nov 26 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Icelandic weightlifter (World's Strongest Man 2018; deadlifting WR 501kg 2020) and actor ("The Mountain" Game of Thrones), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Nov 26 Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model, born in Tokyo
  • Nov 28 Christopher Stringini, American pop singer (US5), born in Wheaton, Illinois
  • Nov 28 Scarlett Pomers, American actress
  • Nov 29 Russell Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks; Pro Bowl 2012–15, 2017–19), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 30 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer who died in cricket accident, born in Macksville, Australia (d. 2014)

Famous Weddings

Jeff Goldblum

Nov 1 US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas

  • Nov 19 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Henri van Praag, Dutch para-psychologist, dies
  • Nov 6 John Hubbard, American actor (Don't Call Me Charlie, The Tall T, One Million B.C.), dies of kidney failure at 74
  • Nov 7 Hans Baumann, German nationalist writer, dies at 74
  • Nov 8 Kingman Brewster, American educator and president of Yale University, dies at 69
  • Nov 9 Billy Curtis, 4'2" actor (Terror of Tiny Town), dies at 79
  • Nov 9 David Bauer, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame player and builder (priest, school coach; National Team manager), dies at 64
  • Nov 9 John Mitchell, American lawyer, political operative (US Attorney General, 1969-72), and convicted perjurer (Watergate Scandal), dies of heart attack in Washington, DC at 75
  • Nov 11 William Ifor Jones, Welsh organist and conductor, dies at 88
  • Nov 12 Tomasz Sikorski, Polish minimalist composer (Solitude of Sounds), dies at 49
  • Nov 13 Antal Doráti, Hungarian-American conductor (Minneapolis Symphony, 1949-1960), dies at 82
  • Nov 13 Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer (Beer Barrel Polka), dies at 86
  • Nov 15 Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Lotte Stam-Beese, German/Neth architect, dies at about 85
  • Nov 17 Sheilah Graham, gossip columnist, dies of heart failure at 84
  • Nov 19 Christina Onassis, Greek heiress, daughter of Aristotle Onassis, dies of heart failure at 37

Carl Hubbell

Nov 21 Carl Hubbell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; NL MVP 1933, 36; NY Giants), dies at 85

  • Nov 22 Erich Fried, Austrian-British writer, dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Janet Ertel, crooner, dies
  • Nov 22 Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (Casa Luis Barragán, 1980 Pritzker Prize), dies at 86

Raymond Dart

Nov 22 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), dies at 95 [1]

  • Nov 24 Irmgard Seefried, German soprano, dies at 69
  • Nov 26 Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla), dies at 72
  • Nov 26 Bent Peter Rasch, Danish canoeist (Olympic gold C-2 1000m 1952), dies at 54
  • Nov 27 Angela Aames, actress (Lost Empire, Basic Training), dies
  • Nov 27 Jan Hein Donner, Dutch chess grand master, dies at 61
  • Nov 27 John Carradine, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach, Howling), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Nov 27 Karel Horky, Czech composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 30 Charlie Rouse, American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist (Thelonious Monk Quartet; Sphere), dies of lung cancer at 64