On This Day

What Happened in November 1995

Historical Events

Music History

Nov 1 Revival of William Shakespeare's "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 71 performances

  • Nov 2 "Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY
  • Nov 2 "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Nov 2 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • Nov 3 With a 105-91 victory over Charlotte at the United Centre, Chicago wins their first of an NBA record 72 games in one season and their first of an NBA record 37 home games won at the start of a season
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at FleetCenter in Boston; Celtics lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 101-100
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at Rose Garden in Portland; Trail Blazers lose 92-80 to Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at SkyDome in Toronto; Raptors beat New Jersey Nets, 94-79
  • Nov 4 "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • Nov 4 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal
  • Nov 4 KeyArena opens in Seattle, Supersonics beat the LA Lakers 103-89
  • Nov 5 STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands
  • Nov 5 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT

Assassination Attempt

Nov 5 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.

  • Nov 6 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Baltimore, Maryland


Nov 6 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians

  • Nov 7 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM

Historic Publication

Nov 7 Howard Stern's second book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

  • Nov 9 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
  • Nov 10 In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
  • Nov 12 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
  • Nov 12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00

Sports History

Nov 12 Last day of Test cricket for New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe

  • Nov 12 Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
  • Nov 12 NY MTA raises subway & bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
  • Nov 12 STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit

Sports History

Nov 12 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill

  • Nov 12 45th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

Film Release

Nov 13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

  • Nov 15 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • Nov 15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
  • Nov 16 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease

Historic Event

Nov 16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

  • Nov 18 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • Nov 18 60th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 31-27 in Auburn
  • Nov 19 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Nov 19 "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Nov 19 "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Nov 19 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Baltimore Stallions become only American-based team ever to win Grey Cup; defeat Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
  • Nov 19 Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA
  • Nov 19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16

Sports History

Nov 19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf outlasts No. 2 Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

Nov 19 Home crowd favorite Boris Becker wins his 3rd and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 7–6, 6–0, 7–6 win over American Michael Chang in Frankfurt, Germany

  • Nov 20 "Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released
  • Nov 20 "Racing Demon" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 20 FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC
  • Nov 20 NASA Space Shuttle STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands back at Kennedy Space Center
  • Nov 21 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 21 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship

Album Release

Nov 21 Apple Records releases The Beatle "Anthology 1" (double CD/triple LP); includes new song "Free as a Bird" - a John Lennon demo augmented by additional lyrics and performances by the surviving three

Album Release

Nov 21 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 11th studio album "The Ghost of Tom Joad"; wins Grammy Award for best Contemporary Folk Album

  • Nov 22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women

Film Release

Nov 22 "Toy Story", the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is released

  • Nov 22 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
  • Nov 24 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
  • Nov 25 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances
  • Nov 26 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)

NFL Record

Nov 26 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

  • Nov 26 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI

Federation Cup

Nov 26 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Valencia, Spain: Conchita Martínez beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-3, 6-4 to give Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) and their 4th title

  • Nov 28 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack
  • Nov 29 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC
  • Nov 29 CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched

Historic Event

Nov 29 US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973

  • Nov 30 Official end of Operation Desert Storm

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Hanna Öberg, Swedish biathlete (Olympic gold 15k individual 2018; World C'ship gold 2019), born in Kiruna, Lapland

Kendall Jenner

Nov 3 Kendall Jenner, American model and TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Nov 3 Kelly Catlin, American road cyclist (Olympic silver 2016, World C'ship gold 2016-18), born in St, Paul, Minnesota (d. 2019)
  • Nov 7 Bethany Mota, American video blogger, born in Merced County, California
  • Nov 12 xQc [Félix Lengyel], Canadian YouTuber and Twitch streamer, born in Laval, Quebec
  • Nov 12 Thomas Lemar, French footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe
  • Nov 13 Stella Hudgens, American actress
  • Nov 15 Karl-Anthony Towns, American basketball center (2015 NBA Draft: #1 pick Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • Nov 16 Noah Gray-Cabey, American child actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 18 Michael Ward, British actor (Blue Story), born in Jamaica
  • Nov 20 Michael Clifford, Australian musician (5 Seconds of Summer -"She Looks So Perfect"), born in Quakers Hill, Australia
  • Nov 23 Ariya Jatanugarn, Thai golfer (British Open 2016, US Open 2018), born in Bangkok, Thailand

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 18 Prince Joachim of Denmark (26) weds first wife Alexandra Christina Manley (31) at the Frederiksborg Palace Church in Denmark

Famous Divorces

Johnny Bench

Nov 17 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, dies at 64
  • Nov 1 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, British critic and writer (co-author of The Record Guide), dies at 88
  • Nov 1 James Ralph Darling, teacher, dies at 96
  • Nov 1 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53
  • Nov 1 Alun Pask, Welsh rugby union flanker (26 caps; British Lions 8 caps; Abertillery), dies at 58
  • Nov 2 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, Columbian politician (helped write Colombian Constitution), assassinated at 76
  • Nov 2 Florence Greenberg, record company founder, dies at 82
  • Nov 2 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russian Orthodox Priest, dies at 68
  • Nov 2 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83
  • Nov 2 Gilbert "Gil" Lamb, American actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High), dies at 91
  • Nov 2 Bill Blair, American auto racer (NASCAR pioneer; 54 top-10 finishes), dies at 84
  • Nov 3 Arthur George Bottomley, politician, dies at 88
  • Nov 3 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, dies at 108
  • Nov 3 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 3 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), dies at 66
  • Nov 3 Eddie Pola [Sidney Edward Pollacsek], American radio and TV producer, and lyricist ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"; "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight"), dies at 88
  • Nov 4 Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (Difference and Repetition), dies at 70
  • Nov 4 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, dies of lymphatic cancer at 50
  • Nov 4 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Yes Minister), dies at 68

AssassinationYitzhak Rabin

Nov 4 Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95) and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir at 73

  • Nov 4 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 5 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • Nov 6 Philip Rawson, English curator, artist and teacher, dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian, dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Aneta Corsaut, American actress, (The Andy Griffith Show), dies at 62
  • Nov 7 Jerry Daniels, singer/guitarist, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 John Patrick, American screenwriter and playwright (Pulitzer Prize 1954), commits suicide at 90
  • Nov 7 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, dies of heart attack at 74
  • Nov 8 Country Dick Montana, American singer (The Beat Farmers), dies at 40
  • Nov 8 Neil Blaney, Irish politician, dies at 73
  • Nov 8 Country Dick Montana [Daniel McLain], American rock drummer and vocalist (The Beat Farmers - "Happy Boy"), dies on stage during a performance in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada at age 40
  • Nov 9 F. G. Emmison, British archivist and historian, dies at 88
  • Nov 10 Boty Goodwin, British artist, dies at 29
  • Nov 10 Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist, dies at 54
  • Nov 10 Margaret Annie Nan Macdonald, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • Nov 10 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), dies at 67
  • Nov 11 Jean-Louis Curtis [Albert Laffitte], French novelist (The Forests of the Night), dies at 78
  • Nov 11 Charles Scribner Jr [IV}, American literary publisher, dies at 74
  • Nov 11 Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party), dies while undergoing treatment for lung cancer at 79
  • Nov 11 Kenneth S. Goldstein, American folklorist and record producer, dies at 68
  • Nov 11 René Wellek, Czech-American writer (Concepts of Criticism), dies at 92
  • Nov 12 Curley Fox, American fiddler, dies at 85
  • Nov 12 Jack Mann, British fighter pilot and hostage, kidnapped by Islamists in Lebanon in May 1989, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Ralph Hunsecker Blane, American songwriter, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Sir Robert Stephens, British actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust, Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), dies from complications of surgery at 64
  • Nov 14 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Nov 14 John Lee Admiral-Barber, dies at 90
  • Nov 14 Les Horvath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback and halfback (Heisman Trophy 1944; first Ohio State player to win the award; National C'ship 1942), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Nov 14 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), dies at 88
  • Nov 15 Eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Billy Hughes, British educationist and Labour Party politician, dies at 81
  • Nov 15 Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
  • Nov 16 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Alan Hull, British folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Lindisfarne - "Lady Eleanor"), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Nov 17 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66
  • Nov 17 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
  • Nov 17 Peter John Welding, record producer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 Miron Grindea, literary editor, dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
  • Nov 19 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • Nov 19 Gwen Swire, British social worker, dies at 61
  • Nov 19 Martha Hill, American modern dancer and teacher (Juilliard), dies at 94
  • Nov 19 Shirley Bergeron, American Cajun singer and guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 20 Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, Sudanese academic/activist, dies at 50
  • Nov 20 Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (with Ekaterina Gordeeva - Pairs World Championship, 1986-87, 1989-90; Olympic gold, 1988 & 94), dies of heart attack on the practice rink in Lake Placid, New York ,at 28
  • Nov 20 Robie Macauley, American editor (Houghton Mifflin) and novelist (A Secret History of Time to Come), dies of lymphoma at 76
  • Nov 21 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Nov 21 George Ivan Smith, diplomat, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Peter Grant, English rock band manager (Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 21 Smilin' Jim Eames, singer/songwriter, dies at 71
  • Nov 21 Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  • Nov 22 Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Edna Deane, dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, dies at 90
  • Nov 22 John Putz, journalist, dies at 89
  • Nov 22 Norman Potter, English cabinetmaker, designer and writer, dies at 72
  • Nov 22 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (National Welfare Rights Association), dies at 69
  • Nov 23 Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
  • Nov 23 Junior Walker [Autry Mixon, Jr], American tenor saxophonist ("Shotgun"; "(I'm a) Road Runner"), dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 23 Louis Malle, French film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63
  • Nov 24 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), dies from natural causes at 86
  • Nov 24 Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
  • Nov 24 Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, dies at 56
  • Nov 26 Charles Warrell, English schoolteacher and creator of the I-Spy books, dies at 106
  • Nov 26 David Briggs, American record producer (Neil Young; Nils Lofgren), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Nov 26 Max Fernandez, businessman/politician, dies at 52
  • Nov 26 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner, dies at 79
  • Nov 26 Terri Jewell, writer, dies at 40
  • Nov 27 Giancarlo Baghetti, Italian auto racer (French GP 1961) and journalist/photographer, dies from cancer at 60
  • Nov 27 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker, dies at 75
  • Nov 27 Simon Bailey, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, dies at 40
  • Nov 28 Brunhilde Hendrix, German relay runner (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 57
  • Nov 29 Irene Ighodar, Sierra Leonean doctor and social reformer, dies at 79
  • Nov 29 Stone Cates, fictional character on TV soap General Hospital, dies of AIDS
  • Nov 30 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicket-keeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • Nov 30 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, teacher and trade unionist, dies at 66
  • Nov 30 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), dies in car crash at 83
  • Nov 30 Randy Walker (AKA Stretch), American musician (b. 1972)