What Happened in November 1990

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 1 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

Music Premiere

Nov 1 Revival of George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 77 performances

Historic Event

Nov 1 Rhetoric escalates as George Bush likens Saddam Hussein to Adolf Hitler

Sports History

Nov 1 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

  • Nov 2 First NBA game at Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rolando Blackman top scores with 21 points as Timberwolves beat Mavericks, 98-85
  • Nov 2 First regular season game played outside North America by any major professional sports league the NBA's Phoenix Suns beat the Utah Jazz, 119-96 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Japan
  • Nov 2 Golden State Warriors register a 162-158 win over the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Arena, with the 320 total points setting an NBA record for most points scored by 2 teams in a non-overtime game

NBA Record

Nov 3 Atlanta Hawks' center Moses Malone sets an NBA record for free throws made in a career by hitting 7-of-9 in a 121-120 win over Indiana Pacers at the Omni; passes Oscar Robinson's record (7,694)

  • Nov 3 Gro Harlem Brundtland is installed as Prime Minister of Norway
  • Nov 3 MLB club owners agree to pay players $280 million in damages under a settlement to close aftermath of the owners' 3-year conspiracy case against free agents; largest owner-to-player payment ever made in sports
  • Nov 3 TCU quarterback Matt Vogler completes 44 passes including 5 touchdowns for an NCAA football record 690 passing yards in a 56-35 loss to Houston at the Astrodome; Cougars quarterback David Klingler throws for 7 TDs
  • Nov 4 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" opens at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 225 performances
  • Nov 4 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • Nov 4 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39

Sports History

Nov 4 Ayrton Senna retires with gearbox trouble during the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins by 7 points from Alain Prost; McLaren-Honda wins Constructors title for 3rd straight year

  • Nov 4 Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war"
  • Nov 4 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 5 Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand

Album Release

Nov 6 "I'm Your Baby Tonight" 3rd studio album by Whitney Houston is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1991)

Film & TV History

Nov 6 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

  • Nov 6 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 6 Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages
  • Nov 6 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
  • Nov 6 Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake
  • Nov 7 "Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 performances
  • Nov 7 "Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances
  • Nov 7 Cleveland Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously
  • Nov 7 Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland
  • Nov 8 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances
  • Nov 8 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf

Contract of Interest

Nov 8 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

  • Nov 8 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World

Music Single

Nov 8 Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"

  • Nov 8 Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
  • Nov 8 Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might announce an airlift of supplies to US embassy in Kuwait, which could ultimately trigger a military clash
  • Nov 9 New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
  • Nov 9 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
  • Nov 10 Chandra Shekhar becomes 8th Prime Minister of India

Film Premiere

Nov 10 John Hughes' film "Home Alone" directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

  • Nov 10 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)
  • Nov 11 California Angel Chuck Finley & Seattle Mariner Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams

Music History

Nov 11 William Nicholson's drama "Shadowlands", based on the life of C.S. Lewis, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; runs for 169 performances and wins a Tony Award

  • Nov 12 "The Body Bag Game" - after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly "they'll have to be carted off in body bags" the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game

Historic Event

Nov 12 Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

Historic Event

Nov 12 The World Wide Web is first proposed by CERN computer scientists Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau [1]

  • Nov 13 In the seaside town of Aramoana, David Gray shoots dead 13 people in the Aramoana massacre
  • Nov 13 Oakland's Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 Saudis ask US for rights to bid on SPR (Strategic Petroleum Reserve) crude
  • Nov 14 Doug Drabek (22-6) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 14 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Nov 14 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Sports History

Nov 14 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

  • Nov 14 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party
  • Nov 14 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die
  • Nov 15 Producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn't sing on their album
  • Nov 15 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

Historic Event

Nov 15 US President George H. W. Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

Historic Event

Nov 16 Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial

  • Nov 17 David Crosby breaks his left leg, ankle and shoulder in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA
  • Nov 18 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 241 performances

Solheim Cup

Nov 18 1st Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Lake Nona G & CC: US beats Europe 11½-4½ in inaugural event; Kathy Whitworth US captain; Mickey Walker Europe skipper

Sports History

Nov 18 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Sports History

Nov 18 Andre Agassi claims his first and only season-ending ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 5–7, 7–6, 7–5, 6–2 win over defending champion Stefan Edberg in Frankfurt, Germany

  • Nov 18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0

Sports History

Nov 18 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 to win her first of 3 straight WTA Tour Championships in NYC; first 5-set women's final since 1901

  • Nov 19 Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publicly

Sports History

Nov 19 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

  • Nov 19 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album
  • Nov 20 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Michael Heseltine's bid for leadership of the Conservative Party

Sports History

Nov 20 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

  • Nov 20 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • Nov 20 Saddam Hussein announces plans to release German hostages
  • Nov 20 Soviet Union shows reluctance to endorse the use of force against Iraq
  • Nov 20 US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space

Historic Event

Nov 21 French President François Mitterrand voices support for a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf

  • Nov 21 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
  • Nov 22 George H. W. Bush visits US troops in Saudi Arabia
  • Nov 22 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
  • Nov 22 Professor Amos Sawyer installed as interim President of Liberia
  • Nov 23 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
  • Nov 25 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Winnipeg Blue Bombers' 10th Championship: beat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11; Winnipeg's 28 points in 3rd quarter is Grey Cup record
  • Nov 25 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs

Election of Interest

Nov 25 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's first popular election

Music Awards

Nov 26 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

  • Nov 26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • Nov 26 Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

Historic Event

Nov 26 Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait

  • Nov 26 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
  • Nov 26 US proposes addition to UN resolution that would require Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait by January 1

Historic Event

Nov 28 Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Historic Event

Nov 28 Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

  • Nov 29 "Shogun - The Musical" opens at Marquis Theater, NYC; runs for 72 performances
  • Nov 29 Expos pres Claude Brochu agrees to buy club from Charles Bronfman
  • Nov 29 UN Security Council approves US-sponsored resolution authorizing the use of force in the Persian Gulf if Iraq does not withdrawal from Kuwait by Jan. 15, 1991

Film & TV History

Nov 30 American actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

  • Nov 30 US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Sigala [Bruce Fielder], British electronic dance music record producer and club DJ ("Easy Love"), born in Norwich, England
  • Nov 3 Ellyse Perry, Australian soccer defender and cricket all-rounder (top Test score 213no; NSW; Sydney Sixers), born in Sydney NSW
  • Nov 6 Bowen Yang, Australian-born American comedian, actor and writer (Saturday Night Live), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Nov 7 Courtney Marie Andrews, American singer-songwriter (Old Flowers), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nov 7 Matt Corby, Australian singer and songwriter (Into The Flame), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 8 SZA [Solána Rowe], American R&B singer-songwriter, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 11 Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 2017; World C'ship gold men's time trial 2017; Olympic silver road race 2016, 20), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Nov 12 James McCarthy, Scottish footballer (Celtic), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Nov 13 Jibbs [Jovan Campbell], American rapper (Chain Hang Low), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 14 Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)
  • Nov 15 Kanata Hongō, Japanese actor
  • Nov 17 Shanica Knowles, American actress
  • Nov 20 Sam Burton, English footballer, born in Swindon, United Kingdom
  • Nov 25 Yasmin van der Meer, 15 millionth Netherlander
  • Nov 27 Hazel English [Eleisha Caripisi], Australian-American indie-pop singer-songwriter ("Shaking"; "Nine Stories"), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Nov 29 Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit, American actor (Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 29 Diego Boneta, Mexican actor and singer (Rock of Ages), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Nov 29 Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit, American actor (Full House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 30 Kara Crane, American actress


Famous Weddings

  • Nov 23 Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Ray Pohlman, American session upright and electric bass guitarist and arranger (The Wrecking Crew), and jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 60

Mary Martin

Nov 3 Mary Martin, American actress (Peter Pan), and Larry Hagman's mom, dies of cancer at 76

  • Nov 3 Sashadhar Mukherjee, Indian film producer (Jagrit), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Valerie French, British actress (Jubal), dies of leukemia at 62
  • Nov 5 Bobby Scott, American composer, arranger and jazz singer ("He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"), dies of cancer at 53
  • Nov 5 Herbert Berghof, Austrian actor (Belarus File, Harry and Tonto, Target), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 5 Humphrey Gibbs, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (1959-69), dies at 87
  • Nov 6 Will Kuluva, American actor (To Trap a Spy, Go Naked in World), dies at 73
  • Nov 7 Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), dies at 86
  • Nov 7 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Nov 8 Anya Seton, American author (Katherine), dies at 86
  • Nov 8 Grampy Davis, American actor, dies of heart attack at 87
  • Nov 10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist and electrical engineer, dies at 76
  • Nov 10 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), dies of heart failure at 40
  • Nov 11 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice; King Lear), dies at 90
  • Nov 11 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer, dies at 81
  • Nov 11 Lisa Kirk, American Broadway singer and actress (Kiss Me Kate), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Nov 12 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 81
  • Nov 12 Eve Arden [Eunice Quedens], American stage and screen actress (Stage Door; Our Miss Brooks; The Mothers-In-Law; Grease), dies at 82
  • Nov 12 Nico Haak, Dutch singer (Foxy Foxtrot), dies
  • Nov 12 Rifaat El-Maghub, Egyptian MP leader, assassinated at 64
  • Nov 12 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Charlie Carpenter, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 Adolf Rudnicki [Aron Hirschhorn], Polish writer (Niekochana), dies at 78
  • Nov 14 K L Poll, journalist/author, dies
  • Nov 14 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87
  • Nov 14 Robert Mariano, entertainer, dies at 21
  • Nov 15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Nov 15 Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54

Robert Hofstadter

Nov 17 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75

  • Nov 18 Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies
  • Nov 19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • Nov 19 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War), dies at 89
  • Nov 21 Dean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • Nov 23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • Nov 23 Nguyen Van Tam, Prime Minister of Vietnam (1952-53), dies
  • Nov 23 Renate Rubinstein, German-Dutch author and columnist (Tamar), dies at 61

Roald Dahl

Nov 23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

  • Nov 24 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), dies at 94
  • Nov 24 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer during the Great Depression, dies at 80
  • Nov 24 Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
  • Nov 25 Bill Vukovich III, American Indy 500 driver, killed in a crash during practice at 27
  • Nov 26 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher, dies at 94
  • Nov 27 David White, American actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Nov 28 Tamara De Treaux, actress (ET), dies at 31
  • Nov 30 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Norman Cousins, American editor (Saturday Review) and peace activist, dies at 75