On This Day

What Happened in November 1998

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.

Sports History

Nov 1 Finnish McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to claim his first F1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 14 points from Michael Schumacher

Sports History

Nov 1 Steve Young and Jerry Rice hook up for their 80th career touchdown in Niners' 36-22 loss to GB Packers at Lambeau Field; eclipse previous NFL mark held by Miami Dolphins tandem Dan Marino & Mark Clayton

Film Premiere

Nov 3 "Shakespeare in Love" directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999)

  • Nov 3 "400 Degreez" 3rd studio album by Juvenile is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1999)
  • Nov 7 10th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-26 in Chestnut Hill
  • Nov 7 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Awesome Again, Answer Lively, Escena, Buck's Boy, Da Hoss, Silverbulletday, Reraise
  • Nov 9 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to NASDAQ investors to compensate for price-fixing - largest civil settlement in US history
  • Nov 9 Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.

Film Premiere

Nov 10 "Star Trek: Insurrection" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

  • Nov 12 NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak

Historic Event

Nov 12 Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol

Historic Event

Nov 16 Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton

  • Nov 17 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"

Music History

Nov 17 Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"

Album Release

Nov 17 Mariah Carey releases album "#1's"

Historic Event

Nov 19 Vincent van Gogh's "Portrait of the Artist Without Beard" sells at auction for $71.5 million

Historic Event

Nov 20 Court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania

  • Nov 20 First module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched
  • Nov 21 63rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-17 in Birmingham
  • Nov 22 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Calgary Stampeders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24; future NFL 4-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia MVP
  • Nov 22 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

Sports History

Nov 22 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis beats American Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Nov 23 Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.

Historic Event

Nov 26 Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

  • Nov 28 The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
  • Nov 29 In a classic all-Spanish final, Àlex Corretja puts on a stunning comeback to beat Carlos Moyá 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5 and win his only ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany
  • Nov 30 Deutsche Bank announces a US$10 billion deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 14 Sofia Kenin, American tennis player (Australian Open 2020), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Nov 14 DeVonta Smith, American football wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 2020; University Alabama; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amite City, Louisiana
  • Nov 15 Hinako Shibuno, Japanese golfer (Women's British Open 2019), born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 24 Bridger Palmer, American child actor
  • Nov 24 Brecken Palmer, American child actor

Famous Weddings

Tony Curtis

Nov 6 "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vandenberg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

Wedding of Interest

Nov 14 Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Nov 14 "Can't Hardly Wait" actor Ethan Embry (20) weds Amelinda Smith

Kate Winslet

Nov 22 "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

  • Nov 28 "The Truman Show" actor Noah Emmerich (33) weds "The West Wing" actress Melissa Fitzgerald (30) in a tent outside Philadelphia's Memorial Hall

Chuck Norris

Nov 28 Actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris (58) weds former model Gena O'Kelley (30) at The North Church in Carrolton, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Vincent Winter, Scottish child actor, dies at 50
  • Nov 3 Bob Kane, American comic artist and Batman co-creator, dies at 83
  • Nov 3 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing, Blonde Alibi), dies at 76
  • Nov 6 Sky Low Low [Marcel Gauthier], Canadian professional wrestler, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Nov 7 Margaret Gowing, English historian (Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy), dies at 77
  • Nov 8 Jean Marais, French actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus), dies of cardio-vascular disease at 84
  • Nov 8 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, dies at 43
  • Nov 8 Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), dies at 90
  • Nov 8 Stuart Sutherland, British psychologist, educator (Sussex University's Laboratory of Experimental Psychology), and writer (Breakdown), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Nov 9 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), dies from natural causes at 84
  • Nov 10 Mary Millar, English actress (Keeping Up Appearances), dies at 62
  • Nov 10 Svetlana Beriosova, Lithuanian-British ballerina, dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • Nov 11 Patrick "Paddy" Clancy, Irish folk singer, harmonic player, and songwriter (The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - "Carrickfergus"), dies of lung ccancer at 76
  • Nov 12 Kenny Kirkland, American jazz pianist (Wynton Marsalis; Branford Marsalis) and funk keyboardist (Buckshot Lefonque), dies of congestive heart failure at 43
  • Nov 13 Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
  • Nov 13 Valerie Hobson, British actress (Great Expectations), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 William "Red" Holzman, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), dies leukemia at 78
  • Nov 13 Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
  • Nov 13 Doug Wright, English cricket spin bowler (34 Tests, 108 wickets; Kent), dies at 84
  • Nov 15 Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • Nov 15 Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • Nov 16 David Lane, British Conservative politician and CEO (Commission for Racial Equality), dies at 76
  • Nov 17 Esther Rolle, Bahamian-American actress (Good Times; Maude), dies from complications of diabetes at 78
  • Nov 17 Weeb Ewbank, American NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets), dies at 91
  • Nov 18 Norma Connolly, American actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital, The Young Marrieds), dies at 71
  • Nov 19 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 19 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 19 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay ("Heartbreak Hotel"), dies of cancer at 67
  • Nov 20 Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician and dissident, assassinated at 52
  • Nov 20 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69
  • Nov 20 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility (World Series 1946 St. Louis Cardinals; MLB All Star 1950), manager (Cincinnati Reds 1964–65) and coach (World Series 1967 St. L. Cardinals), dies at 78
  • Nov 22 Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • Nov 25 Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • Nov 25 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (Flip Wilson Show), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • Nov 27 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman") and songwriter ("HAve You Seen Her"), dies of pneumonia at 55
  • Nov 28 Kerry Wendell Thornley, Co-founder of Discordianism, dies at 60
  • Nov 29 Giant Haystacks [Martin Ruane], English professional wrestler, dies at 51
  • Nov 29 Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)