On This Day

What Happened in November 2006

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 7th Latin Grammy Awards: Shakira first female artist to win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year
  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs, winners: Invasor, Street Sense, Round Pond, Ouija Board, Dreaming of Anna, Miesque's Approval, Thor's Echo, Red Rocks

Historic Event

Nov 5 Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982.

Music Awards

Nov 6 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins

Music Concert

Nov 9 David Bowie performs on stage for the final time - three songs at a charity concert in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom: "Wild Is the Wind", "Fantastic Voyage", and a duet of "Changes" with Alicia Keys

  • Nov 10 Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.

Historic Event

Nov 11 New Zealand war memorial monument unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army

  • Nov 12 Former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a second referendum on independence from Georgia
  • Nov 12 Belgian tennis star Justine Hénin-Hardenne wins WTA Tour Championship title decider in Madrid, Spain; beats defending champion Amélie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-3

Film Premiere

Nov 14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London

  • Nov 17 Official naming of element 111, Roentgenium (Rg).
  • Nov 18 71st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-15 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 19 CFL Grey Cup, Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg: BC Lions win 5th Championship; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 25-14

Sports History

Nov 19 Roger Federer captures his 3rd Tennis Masters Cup title with a comfortable 6–0, 6–3, 6–4 win over American James Blake in the final in Shanghai, China

Contract of Interest

Nov 20 Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

  • Nov 20 58th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • Nov 21 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.

Music Awards

Nov 21 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win

  • Nov 21 Daughtry release their debut album “Daughtry” (2007 Billboard Album of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite Pop-Rock Album 2007)

Album Release

Nov 21 "Kingdom Come" 9th studio album by Jay-Z is released

  • Nov 24 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.
  • Nov 26 The last international rugby match before demolition of Dublin's famous Lansdowne Road Stadium is Ireland's 61-17 win over the Pacific Islanders

Historic Event

Nov 27 The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

  • Nov 27 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and former President of the Italian Republic, resigns from his position as lifetime senator
  • Nov 27 Ballon d'Or: Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid) is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Arsenal forward Thierry Henry

Historic Event

Nov 30 American folk artist "Grandma" Moses' 1943 painting "Sugaring Off" sells for a record $1.3 million for the artist, by Christie's in New York

  • Nov 30 South Africa's Civil Union Act of 2006 legalizes same-sex marriage, becomes fifth country in the world and first in Africa to do so

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 4 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
  • Nov 4 Croatian princess Paola Doimi de Frankopan (37) weds son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent Lord Nicholas Windsor (37) at St. Stephen of Abyssina in Vatican City
  • Nov 4 1996 summer Olympic gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 7 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
  • Nov 8 Malaysian actress Sazzy Falak (25) weds co-founder of LVG Consultants and LVG MoneySkool Nazril Idrus
  • Nov 10 "The Grudge" actor Jason Behr (32) weds actress KaDee Strickland (30) in Ojai, California
  • Nov 11 Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam

Wedding of Interest

Nov 18 American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi Castle, Bracciano, Italy

Famous Divorces

Rod Stewart

Nov 2 British singer Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

Pamela Anderson

Nov 27 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Selma Blair

Nov 27 Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), dies at 81
  • Nov 1 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • Nov 1 Bettye Ackerman, American actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey), dies at 82
  • Nov 3 Paul Mauriat, French easy listening orchestra leader, composer, and arranger ("Love Is Blue"), dies at 81
  • Nov 3 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • Nov 3 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian soccer forward (11 caps; 5 caps Uruguay; most goals in Copa Libertadores [54] 1960-72), dies of heart failure at 68
  • Nov 4 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), dies at 98
  • Nov 4 Frank Calder, Canadian politician (British Columbia's first indigenous cabinet minister), dies at 91
  • Nov 4 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer (Frihet och demokrati), dies at 95
  • Nov 5 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), dies at 81
  • Nov 5 LaMar Clark, American boxer (record most consecutive knockouts 44, including unsanctioned bouts), dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 6 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (slalom Olympic Gold 1972), dies of cancer at 56
  • Nov 7 Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)
  • Nov 7 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • Nov 7 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)
  • Nov 7 Jackie Parker, American College and Canadian Football Hall of Fame utility (Mississippi State University; Grey Cup 1954-56; Edmonton Eskimos), dies from throat cancer at 74
  • Nov 7 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), dies at 81
  • Nov 8 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 8 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, dies at 65
  • Nov 8 Lyudmila Buldakova, Russian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972), dies at 68
  • Nov 8 Annette Rogers, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1932, 36), dies at 93
  • Nov 9 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), dies of complications from lymphocytic leukemia at 65
  • Nov 9 Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director, dies at 83
  • Nov 9 Ellen Willis, American journalist and feminist, dies at 64
  • Nov 10 Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • Nov 10 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs), dies of acute narcotic intoxication at 40
  • Nov 10 Jack Palance [Vladimir Palahniuk], American actor (City Slickers, Contempt, Batman), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 10 Nadarajah Raviraj, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1962)
  • Nov 10 Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)
  • Nov 11 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (Home and Away), dies at 32
  • Nov 11 Harry Lehotsky, American Canadian pastor and activist, dies at 49
  • Nov 12 General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)
  • Nov 15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

Milton Friedman

Nov 16 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize Economics 1976, dies at 94

  • Nov 16 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • Nov 16 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Geoff Griffin, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; first RSA Test hat-trick 1960; throwing controversy), dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Bo Schembechler Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Miami U), coach (Miami U 1963-68, University of Michigan 1969-89; career record 234–65–8), and administrator (Michigan), dies at 77
  • Nov 17 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival - Viale d'autunno), dies at 82
  • Nov 17 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" ("So Long"; "Teardrops From My Eyes"), dies at 78
  • Nov 17 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian soccer forward (Hungary 85 caps, Spain 4; Real Madrid, Budapest Honvéd) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies of pneumonia at 79
  • Nov 17 Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Edward Ford, courtier in the Royal Household of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 96

Robert Altman

Nov 20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), dies of complications from leukemia at 81

  • Nov 20 Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician and daughter of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, dies of lung cancer at 57
  • Nov 20 Andre Waters, American football player (b. 1962)
  • Nov 21 Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)
  • Nov 21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • Nov 22 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • Nov 22 Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician (co-founder of the Parti Québécois), dies at 80
  • Nov 23 Nick Clarke, English radio presenter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 23 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist (On The Town; Just In Time), dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer, dies at 43
  • Nov 23 Philippe Noiret, French actor (Nuovo cinema Paradiso, Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino), dies at 76
  • Nov 23 Anita O'Day, American jazz singer, dies at 87
  • Nov 23 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • Nov 24 (Juhani) "Juice" Leskinen, Finnish rock singer-songwrirter ("Musta aurinko nousee - Black Sun Rises"; "Marilyn"), and poet, dies from multiple medical issues at 56
  • Nov 24 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • Nov 24 Zdeněk Veselovský, Czech zoologist (b. 1938)
  • Nov 24 Phyllis Fraser [Helen Brown Nichols], American actress, journalist, and co-founder of Beginner Books, dies following a fall at 90
  • Nov 24 Robert McFerrin, Sr., American operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1955-58; singing voice for Sidney Poitier in film "Porgy and Bess"), dies at 85 [1]
  • Nov 25 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • Nov 25 Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist, dies at 75
  • Nov 25 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 25 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • Nov 25 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)
  • Nov 25 Phyllis Fraser, American actress and children's book publisher (b. 1916)
  • Nov 25 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), dies at 88
  • Nov 26 Mário Cesariny, Portuguese painter and writer (b. 1923)
  • Nov 26 Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933)
  • Nov 26 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • Nov 26 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • Nov 26 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
  • Nov 26 Graham Roope, Englishcricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78), dies at 60
  • Nov 27 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 27 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • Nov 27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • Nov 27 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • Nov 28 Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • Nov 28 Robert Volpe, Artist, Art Theft Detective (b.1942)
  • Nov 29 Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
  • Nov 29 Nina Milkina, Russian-British concert pianist, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • Nov 30 Rafael Buenaventura, Former BSP Governor (b. 1938)