What Happened in November 1989

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 "Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco
  • Nov 1 Despite 107 from Desmond Haynes, Saleem Malik with 71 leads Pakistan to 4 wicket win v West Indies in cricket's Nehru Cup Final in Kolkata, India
  • Nov 1 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
  • Nov 2 "Meet Me in St Louis" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 253 performances

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Nov 2 "Blackadder Goes Forth" final episode "Goodbyeee" airs starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson, written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Nov 3 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights

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Nov 3 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Pete Rose, banned for life for gambling on MLB games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 3 NBA expansion Minnesota Timberwolves make NBA debut; lose 106-94 against SuperSonics at Seattle Center Coliseum; Tyrone Corbin T-Wolves top scorer with 20 points
  • Nov 3 Sarunas Marciulionis and Alexander Volkov become first Russians to play in a regular season NBA game; Marciulionis scores 19 as Golden State lose 136-106 to Phoenix; Volkov held scoreless in Atlanta's 126-103 defeat by Indiana
  • Nov 4 First NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106
  • Nov 4 Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
  • 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 "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Nov 5 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
  • Nov 5 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01

  • Nov 5 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
  • Nov 5 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 5 US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Nov 5 French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 16 points from team mate Ayrton Senna
  • Nov 6 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • Nov 7 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 7 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • Nov 8 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
  • 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 8 "Byker Grove" begins broadcasting on the BBC
  • 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 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 11 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
  • Nov 12 George Forrest's musical "Grand Hotel" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances (5 Tony wins)
  • Nov 12 Brazil holds its 1st free presidential election in 29 years

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Nov 13 Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Nov 14 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 15 "Batman" film is released on video tape
  • Nov 15 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 497 performances
  • Nov 15 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 15 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

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Nov 15 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Nov 15 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
  • Nov 16 "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • Nov 16 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops

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Nov 16 South African President F. W. de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Nov 16 UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.
  • Nov 17 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
  • 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
  • Nov 19 US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950
  • Nov 19 39th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rusty Wallace wins
  • Nov 19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf regains the WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
  • Nov 20 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP

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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 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
  • Nov 22 Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and the Moon
  • Nov 22 Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract
  • Nov 22 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
  • Nov 22 Eastern Airlines pilots and flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
  • Nov 23 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
  • Nov 23 Xenophon Zolotas is sworn in as premier of Greece

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Nov 23 The "Bounty Bowl": Philadelphia Eagles defeat Dallas Cowboys 27-0 at Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • Nov 24 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 24 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 24 Sachin Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty aged 16 years 214 days, a record
  • Nov 25 David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
  • Nov 26 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
  • 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 Mururoa atoll

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Nov 27 George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Nov 27 Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
  • Nov 27 US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space

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Nov 28 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Nov 28 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary

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Nov 28 Queen Latifah releases her debut hip hop album "All Hail the Queen" featuring single "Ladies First"

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • Nov 29 8th Largest wrestling crowd UFW U-Cosmos (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • Nov 29 India president Rajiv Gandhi resigns
  • Nov 30 Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Katelyn Tarver, American singer and actress (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), born in Glennville, Georgia
  • Nov 3 Paula DeAnda, American singer
  • Nov 6 Jozy Altidore, American footballer, born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Nov 11 Reina Tanaka, Japanese pop singer
  • Nov 12 Paul Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • Nov 12 Ryan Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • Nov 14 Mary Bashua-Alimi, Nigerian radio and TV personality
  • Nov 14 Jake Livermore, English footballer
  • Nov 19 Tyga, American rapper
  • Nov 20 Cody Linley, American actor
  • Nov 22 Alden Ehrenreich, American actor (Solo: A Star Wars Story), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 24 Johnny Exantus, Hatian soccer player
  • Nov 30 Chanel Iman, American supermodel (Victoria's Secret Angel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 30 Margaret Nales Wilson, Filipino model

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Louis Barron, American composer (electronic music), dies at 69
  • Nov 5 Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • Nov 5 Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • Nov 6 Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
  • 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 12 Armando Gentilucci, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 13 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
  • Nov 16 Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
  • Nov 17 Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
  • Nov 17 Emerson Buckley, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 17 Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • Nov 18 Henry de Vries, painter/poet (Toovertuin), dies
  • Nov 20 Lynn Bari [Margaret Schuyler Fisher], American actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Nov 22 Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), 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 Frank M Thomas, actor (Behind the Headlines, M'Liss), dies
  • Nov 25 Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • Nov 25 Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
  • Nov 26 Ahmed Abdallah, president of Comores, dies
  • Nov 28 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91
  • Nov 29 Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, dies at 56
  • Nov 29 George Oswald Browning "Gubby" Allen, cricketer, dies
  • Nov 30 Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59