On This Day

What Happened in November 2000

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Pat Riley becomes only 2nd coach in NBA history to accumulate 1,000 regular season victories when Miami Heat open season with a 105-79 victory v Orlando Magic; Lenny Wilkens is first to achieve the mark
  • Nov 2 The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.
  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Tiznow, Macho Uno, Spain, Kalanisi, War Chant, Perfect Sting, Kona Gold, Caressing

Historic Event

Nov 5 Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie is laid to rest 25 years after his death after a funeral procession through Addis Ababa

Election of Interest

Nov 7 Controversial US presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore is inconclusive; the result, in Bush's favor, is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court

  • Nov 7 The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas

Election of Interest

Nov 7 Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming first US First Lady to win public office and while still the First Lady

Historic Event

Nov 7 Margaret Atwood wins the Booker Prize for her novel "The Blind Assassin"

Album Release

Nov 7 "TP-2.com" 4th studio album by R. Kelly is released (American Music Awards Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist, 2001; Billboard Album of the Year, 2001)

Election of Interest

Nov 7 Tim Russert famously declares the outcome of the 2000 Presidential election will depend on "Florida, Florida, Florida" during NBC coverage

  • Nov 11 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a funicular railway catches fire in an alpine tunnel near Kaprun, Austria
  • Nov 11 12th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College, 28-16 in South Bend

Historic Event

Nov 13 Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada

  • Nov 13 The Beatles release their compilation album “1” (2001 Billboard Album of the Year)

Album Release

Nov 14 Geddy Lee releases his first solo album, “My Favourite Headache”

  • Nov 15 A chartered Antonov AN-24 crashes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola killing more than 40 people
  • Nov 15 New state of Jharkhand comes into existence in India

Historic Event

Nov 16 Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War

  • Nov 17 A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SIT of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.

Historic Event

Nov 17 Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as President of Peru

  • Nov 18 65th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 9-0 in Tuscaloosa

Sports History

Nov 19 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis wins WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC; beats Monica Seles, 6–7, 6–4, 6–4

  • Nov 20 52nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Labonte wins
  • Nov 25 Earthquake in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Nov 25 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 40-12
  • Nov 25 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Las Vegas, Nevada: Lindsay Davenport beats Conchita Martínez of Spain 6-1, 6-2 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 5-0) and record extending 17th title
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: BC Lions defeat Montreal Alouettes, 28-26; Lions, first team ever to finish with regular season record below .500 and win Grey Cup
  • Nov 28 Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 13 24kGoldn [Golden Landis Von Jones], American rapper ("Mood"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 20 Connie Talbot, British pop singer (Britain's Got Talent, 2007 runner-up), born in Walsall, Engalnd

Baby Ariel

Nov 22 Baby Ariel [Ariel Rebecca Martin], American social media personality, born in Pembroke Pines, Florida

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 18 "Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office

Wedding of Interest

Nov 18 Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (31) weds actor/producer Michael Douglas (56) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

  • Nov 24 Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau (34) weds physician Joya Tillem (30) in Sonoma, California

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • Nov 1 George Armstrong, English soccer winger and manager (Arsenal 500 games; Kuwait 1988-89), dies of a brain haemorrhage at 56
  • Nov 2 Sue Ryder, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw & Cavendish, British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the Second World War, dies at 76
  • Nov 5 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), dies at 93
  • Nov 5 Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
  • Nov 5 Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b.1926)
  • Nov 5 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter ("You Are My Sunshine"), dies at 101
  • Nov 6 David Brower, American environmentalist and president (Sierra Club), dies at 88
  • Nov 6 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), dies at 92
  • Nov 6 Herbert Brün, German composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 7 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (b. 1910)
  • Nov 7 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 90
  • Nov 8 Brian Boydell, Irish composer, dies at 83
  • Nov 9 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • Nov 10 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician, Prime Minister of France, President of the National Assembly, dies at 85
  • Nov 11 Hugo Pos, Surinamese-Dutch poet and writer, dies at 86
  • Nov 12 Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, (b. 1928)
  • Nov 12 Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader, dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 87
  • Nov 12 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall, dies at 75
  • Nov 14 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), dies at 91
  • Nov 15 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 16 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (b. 1971)
  • Nov 16 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), dies at 26
  • Nov 17 Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Nov 20 Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (Ping), dies in a car accident at 42
  • Nov 20 Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (Iijoki), dies at 81
  • Nov 22 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • Nov 22 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Nov 25 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player, dies at 83
  • Nov 25 Florizel Glasspole, 3rd Governor-General of Jamaica (1973-91), dies at 91
  • Nov 27 Len Shackleton, English former footballer, dies at 78
  • Nov 27 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Liane Haid, Austrian actress (Lady Hamilton), dies at 105
  • Nov 29 Lou Groza, American football placekicker & offensive tackle (9 × Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Cleveland Browns), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Nov 30 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy - "Working for the Weekend"), drowns in sailing accident near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco at 45
  • Nov 30 Jānis Kalniņš, Latvian-Canadian organist, composer (Ugunī; New Brunswick Rhapsody), and conductor (Latvian National Opera, 1933–1944), dies at 96