On This Day

What Happened in November 1993

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • Nov 1 After playing 12 Tests for Australia, fast bowler Michael Whitney plays his final day in 1st class cricket for NSW in a tour match loss v New Zealand in Newcastle
  • Nov 1 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
  • Nov 1 The Maastricht Treaty, the Treaty on European Union comes into effect

Sports History

Nov 2 First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial

Film & TV History

Nov 2 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed

  • Nov 2 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of New Jersey
  • Nov 2 Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
  • Nov 2 Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem

Election of Interest

Nov 2 Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965

  • Nov 3 Defenseman Ken Daneyko sets New Jersey Devils 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd consecutive NHL game in 2-3 loss at LA Kings

Sports History

Nov 3 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993

  • Nov 4 "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances

Music History

Nov 4 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

  • Nov 4 Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

Appointment of Interest

Nov 4 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

  • Nov 5 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
  • Nov 6 Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 6 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter

Sports History

Nov 7 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing

  • Nov 9 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater, NYC; runs for 14 performances
  • Nov 9 Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
  • Nov 9 Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.

Music History

Nov 10 Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's biblical rock opera "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens at Minskoff Theater, NYC; run for 223 performances

  • Nov 10 Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms

Historic Event

Nov 11 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

  • Nov 11 Krzysztof Penderecki conducts premiere of his revised version of "A Polish Requiem" in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 13 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • Nov 13 Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
  • Nov 13 Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
  • Nov 14 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • Nov 14 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Nov 14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • Nov 14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04

Sports History

Nov 14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

  • Nov 14 Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state

Sports History

Nov 14 43rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

  • Nov 15 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
  • Nov 15 Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
  • Nov 15 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.
  • Nov 16 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances

Historic Event

Nov 16 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

  • Nov 17 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Nov 17 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
  • Nov 17 US House of Representatives approve Nafta

Coup d'état

Nov 17 General Sani Abacha leads a military coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control

  • Nov 18 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
  • Nov 18 Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
  • Nov 18 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives
  • Nov 18 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
  • Nov 18 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • Nov 18 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
  • Nov 19 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • Nov 19 Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
  • Nov 20 Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed

Murder of Interest

Nov 20 Winnie Mandela's driver and bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg

  • Nov 20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • Nov 20 58th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 5th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 41-39 in South Bend (Boston College's first win in the series)
  • Nov 21 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater, NYC after 14 performances
  • Nov 21 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances
  • Nov 21 Neo-fascist MSI wins 36% of municipal elections in Rome

Sports History

Nov 21 Top seeded German tennis player Steffi Graf wins WTA Tour Championship; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

Nov 21 German tennis star Michael Stich scores a 7–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2 win over American Pete Sampras to win his first and only ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany

Music History

Nov 22 Neil Simon's comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 320 performances

  • Nov 23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Album Release

Nov 23 "Doggystyle" debut album by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

  • Nov 24 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
  • Nov 24 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
  • Nov 24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • Nov 25 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • Nov 25 Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead

Sports History

Nov 27 David Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)

  • Nov 27 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
  • Nov 27 Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World
  • Nov 28 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Nov 28 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 33-23; Sean Fleming lands record equalling 6 field goals
  • Nov 28 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
  • Nov 29 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Nov 30 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars

Historic Event

Nov 30 President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

Film Premiere

Nov 30 "Schindler's List", American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1994)


Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 13 Julia Michaels [Cavazos], American pop singer and songwriter, born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Saaya [Irie], Japanese actress and singer (Sweet Kiss), born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Nov 16 Pete Davidson, American comedian and actor (Saturday Night Live), born in New York City
  • Nov 27 Omar Jimenez, American journalist (CNN), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nov 29 Stefon Diggs, American NFL player (Minnesota Vikings), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Nov 30 Yuuri Chinen, Japanese singer

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 6 Actress Allison Angrim (32) weds Robert Schoonover (44)
  • Nov 13 "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California

Luke Perry

Nov 20 Actor Luke Perry (27) weds Minnie Sharp (24) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills

  • Nov 26 Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 27 Actress Teri Garr (44) weds building contractor John O'Neil (42) at the Twin Dolphins Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Famous Divorces

  • Nov 4 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett

Jim Carrey

Nov 16 Actor Jim Carrey files for divorce from Melissa Womer after 6 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), dies at 63
  • Nov 1 George Sheehan, American doctor, athlete and author ("Running & Being: The Total Experience," NY Times best seller), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • Nov 1 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • Nov 1 Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American physician and biochemist (Nobel 1959), dies at 88
  • Nov 2 P A Jacob Mees, Dutch banker (Mees & Hope), dies at about 86
  • Nov 3 Duncan Gibbins, director (Fire With Fire), dies in California fire at 41
  • Nov 3 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instrument inventor, dies at 97
  • Nov 3 William Lanteau, actor (On Golden Pond), dies at 70
  • Nov 3 Aidan Crawley, British journalist and politician (Labour MP 1945-51), dies at 85
  • Nov 3 John Lupton, American actor (Tom-Broken Arrow), dies at 65
  • Nov 4 Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, murdered at 78
  • Nov 4 Cliff Young, American pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
  • Nov 4 Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen, Dutch journalist (Beehive), dies at 62
  • Nov 4 Ely Landau, American television and film producer (Play of the Week; Long Day's Journey into Night; King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis), dies of stroke at 73
  • Nov 4 Jose L. Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
  • Nov 5 Maurice Cranston, English philosopher and political scientist (John Locke biographies), dies at 73
  • Nov 7 Adelaide Hall, American jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92
  • Nov 7 Charles Aidman, actor (Kotch, Zoot Suit), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 8 Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 9 Gerald Thomas, English director (Carry on), dies at 72
  • Nov 9 Stanley Myers, English movie composer (The Deer Hunter), dies at 63
  • Nov 10 Wensley Pithey, South-African actor (Oliver!, The Saint, Little Women), dies at 79
  • Nov 11 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), dies at 79

H. R. Haldeman

Nov 11 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, dies at 67

  • Nov 11 Olavi Pesonen, Finnish composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 12 Bill Dickey, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; 14 × World Series; NY Yankees) and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 86
  • Nov 13 Jose Toirkens, journalist (Slogan, NRC), dies at 48
  • Nov 13 Rufus "Freight Train" Jones [Carey Lloyd], American professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 14 Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies
  • Nov 15 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies
  • Nov 15 Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered
  • Nov 15 Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
  • Nov 15 Evelyn Venable, American model and actress (Death Takes a Holiday, Columbia Pictures logo), dies of cancer at 80
  • Nov 16 Lucia Popp, Czech/Austria soprano (Vienna Opera), dies at 54
  • Nov 16 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • Nov 17 Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian politician, dies at 67
  • Nov 18 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), dies at 93
  • Nov 19 Dorothy Revier, American actress (Sally on the Subway), dies at 89
  • Nov 20 Christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Emile Ardolino, American director (Dirty Dancing), dies at 50 of AIDs
  • Nov 21 Christopher Frank, director/actor (Annee Des Meduses), dies at 50
  • Nov 21 Emile Ardolino, director (Sister Act), dies of AIDS at 50
  • Nov 21 Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59

Bill Bixby

Nov 21 Bill Bixby, American actor, director and producer (Incredible Hulk; The Courtship of Eddie's Father; My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

Anthony Burgess

Nov 22 Anthony Burgess, British novelist and essayist (A Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

  • Nov 23 Gerarda Rueter, Dutch sculptor, dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (Ice Pickin'; Don't Lose Your Cool; Showdown!), dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 24 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • Nov 24 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • Nov 24 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • Nov 25 Claudia McNeil, actress (Raisin in the Sun), dies of diabetes at 77
  • Nov 25 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), dies at 83
  • Nov 26 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Izz-Danish al-Qassem-leader, shot to death
  • Nov 26 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist and sculptor, dies at 69
  • Nov 26 César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist and composer (Brasilia Symphony), dies at 79
  • Nov 27 Jerry Hunt, American experimental composer and video artist, commits suicide at 49
  • Nov 28 Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23
  • Nov 28 Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78
  • Nov 28 Kenneth Connor, English comedian and actor, best known for his "Carry On" films, dies of cancer at 75
  • Nov 28 Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25
  • Nov 28 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), dies at 47
  • Nov 28 Camillo Togni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (Air-India, Tata Group), dies at 89
  • Nov 29 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire), dies at 88
  • Nov 30 Bob Wolf, agent (New Kids on the Block, Larry Bird), dies
  • Nov 30 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)
  • Nov 30 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), dies at 57