On This Day

What Happened in November 1999

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Nov 6 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 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 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Cat Thief, Anees, Beautiful Pleasure, Daylami, Silic, Soaring Softly, Cash Run, Artax

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor Pierce Brosnan
Actor
Pierce Brosnan
Actor Robert Carlyle
Actor
Robert Carlyle
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • 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 release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • Nov 15 Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 16 "The Chronic 2001" 2nd studio album by dr dre is released

Rapper Dr. Dre
Rapper
Dr. Dre
  • 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 Shenzhou 1: The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
  • 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 20 64th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 11th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 31-29 in South Bend

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 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
  • Nov 21 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins
  • 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
  • Nov 22 "How Do You Like Me Now?!" single released by Toby Keith (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Businessman and CEO of GE Jack Welch
Businessman and CEO of GE
Jack Welch

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 26 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman

Electoral defeatElection 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 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
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 20 Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Nov 20 Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestWalter Payton

Nov 1 Walter Payton, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (9-time Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears), dies of Cholangiocarcinoma at 45

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Nov 3 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), dies in a car crash at 71
  • Nov 4 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), dies at 41
  • 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 8 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 58
  • Nov 8 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • Nov 8 Francis D. Foley, American Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), dies at 89
  • Nov 10 Robert Kramer, American actor and director, 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 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 Patrick Bowles, American writer and translator, dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky ), dies at 88
  • Nov 18 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), dies at 58
  • Nov 19 Alexander Liberman, Russian-American magazine editor, painter and photographer (639), dies at 87
  • Nov 20 Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician and prime minister (b. 1908)
  • Nov 21 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • Nov 21 Eddie Maxwell [Cherkose], American lyricist (Breathless) and actor, dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
  • Nov 27 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • Nov 28 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), dies at 70
  • Nov 29 Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • Nov 30 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74