What Happened in November 1999

Historical Events

Sports History

Nov 3 Los Angeles Lakers debut in the STAPLES Center, with 103-88 win v Vancouver Grizzlies; Magic Johnson & Chick Hearn co-host ceremony unveiling Lakers' retired jerseys & championship banners in new building

  • Nov 6 4th Rugby World Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff: Wallabies fullback Matt Burke lands 7 penalties and 2 conversions as Australia beats France, 35-12
  • Nov 6 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Cat Thief, Anees, Beautiful Pleasure, Daylami, Silic, Soaring Softly, Cash Run, Artax

Film Premiere

Nov 8 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles

Album Release

Nov 8 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album, the world's best-selling classical album by a single artist

  • Nov 9 TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.
  • Nov 11 Last upside down date until January 1, 6000
  • Nov 12 The Düzce earthquake strikes Turkey with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale.

Film Premiere

Nov 13 "Toy Story 2", directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US

  • Nov 15 Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

Album Release

Nov 16 "The Chronic 2001" second studio album by dr dre is released

  • Nov 18 In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.
  • Nov 19 In Istanbul, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends a two-day summit by calling for a political settlement in Chechnya and adopting a Charter for European Security.
  • Nov 19 Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • Nov 20 11th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 31-29 in South Bend
  • Nov 20 64th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 21 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins
  • Nov 21 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, departs from Cuba with his mother

Sports History

Nov 21 Repeat of previous year's final, but different result; American tennis star Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2 for the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Music Single

Nov 22 "How Do You Like Me Now?!" single released by Toby Keith (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

  • Nov 22 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, and his mother are sighted off of Florida's coast by U.S. Coast Guard

Historic Event

Nov 22 Fortune Magazine names General Electric CEO Jack Welch 'Manager of the Century"

Album Release

Nov 23 Jessica Simpson releases her debut studio album "Sweet Kisses"

NHL Record

Nov 26 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

Election of Interest

Nov 27 New Zealand's Labour Party defeats the National-led government after 9 years in power, Helen Clark becomes the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history

  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Calgary Stampeders, 32-21; reverse previous year's result

Sports History

Nov 28 In an all-American final, Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4 to win his 5th and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany

  • Nov 30 British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and fourth largest aerospace firm in the world
  • Nov 30 In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 6 Robert Finke, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 800/1,500m 2020), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Nov 10 (Armand) "Mondo" Duplantis, American-Swedish athlete (Olympic gold pole vault 2020; World C'ship gold 2019; WR 6.18m), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Nov 13 Lando Norris, British-Belgian racing driver, born in Bristol, England
  • Nov 20 Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Nov 20 Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Nov 22 Umran Malik, Indian cricketer, born in Srinagar, India

Famous Weddings

Evel Knievel

Nov 19 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Jean Coutu, Canadian actor (b. 1925)
  • Nov 1 Theodore Hall, American physicist and Atomic Spy for the Soviet Union, dies at 74

Walter Payton

Nov 1 Walter Payton, American Pro Football HOF running back (NFL MVP 1977; 9 x Pro Bowl; 5 x First Team All Pro; Chicago Bears), dies of Cholangiocarcinoma at 45

  • Nov 3 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), dies in a car crash at 71
  • Nov 4 Charles Wintour, English editor (The Evening Standard), dies at 82
  • Nov 4 Daisy Bates, American civil rights activist and publisher, dies at 84
  • Nov 4 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricket fast bowler (81 Tests, 376 wickets @ 20.94, BB 7/22; Barbados, Hampshire CCC, Natal), dies from colon cancer at 41
  • Nov 8 Francis D. Foley, American Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • Nov 8 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 58
  • Nov 10 Robert Kramer, American actor and director (Milestones), dies of meningitis at 60
  • Nov 11 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
  • Nov 11 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
  • Nov 12 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, American rock guitarist and electric violin pioneer (Don & Dewey; Frank Zappa), dies of pulmonary disease at 61 [1]
  • Nov 13 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 84
  • Nov 13 Jaswick Taylor, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; 5/109 in Test debut 1958), dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (Nobel 1978 - discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping), dies at 71
  • Nov 18 Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Nov 18 Patrick Bowles, American writer and translator, dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky), dies at 88
  • Nov 19 Alexander Liberman, Russian-American magazine editor, painter and photographer (639), dies at 87
  • Nov 20 Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician and 5 x prime minister of Italy, dies at 91
  • Nov 21 Eddie Maxwell [Cherkose], American lyricist (Breathless) and actor, dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 21 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • Nov 24 (Roger) Hilary Minster, British character actor ('Allo 'Allo!), dies of cancer at 55
  • Nov 27 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • Nov 27 Johnny "Big Moose" Walker, American electric and Chicago blues pianist, organist, and bass guitar player (Muddy Waters; Junior Wells; Elmore James), dies at 72
  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • Nov 28 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), dies at 70
  • Nov 28 N. V. M. González, Filipino novelist, short story writer, and, poet, dies at 84
  • Nov 29 Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)