On This Day

What Happened in November 2011

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 1 Danielle Steel’s novel “Hotel Vendome” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Prodigious Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 100th goal for Real Madrid in his 105th game for the club in a 2-0 Champions League win over Olympique Lyon

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Secret Circle, Stephanie's Kitten, Musical Romance, My Miss Aurelia, Perfect Shirl, Royal Delta
  • Nov 5 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Afleet Again, Wrote, Amazombie, Regally Ready, Caleb's Posse, St Nicholas Abbey, Hansen, Court Vision, Drosselmeyer
  • Nov 6 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Czech pair Lucie Hradecká & Květa Peschke beats Maria Kirilenko & Elena Vesnina of Russia to clinch a 3-2 win for the visitors in the final
  • Nov 8 The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 9 45th Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • Nov 11 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win
  • Nov 12 Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 15 "Take Care" 2nd studio album by Drake is released (Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2013)

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 18 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 18 "The X Factor" group One Direction release their debut album "Up All Night" in Ireland and the UK

Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
  • Nov 18 Video game Minecraft is officially released by Mojang
  • Nov 19 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 20 38th American Music Awards: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars
  • Nov 20 Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Melbourne GC: Jim Furyk wins all 5 of his matches as US beats International team, 19-15
  • Nov 23 Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
  • Nov 25 Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
  • Nov 26 NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpoint in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others
  • Nov 26 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23 for their 6th Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 122 points from Jenson Button

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Roger Federer claims a record 6th ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 6–7, 6–3 win over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final in London, England

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 11 Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 11 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills
  • Nov 12 Actress Tiffany Thornton (26) weds Christopher Carney at Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Nov 26 "The Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 13 Torrei Hart divorces actor and comedian Kevin Hart (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Nov 16 Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • Nov 22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Dorothy Howell Rodham, Mother of US First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, dies at 92
  • Nov 1 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 2 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • Nov 2 Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres, The Danny Thomas Show), dies from pneumonia at 94
  • Nov 3 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), dies of diabetes complications at 72
  • Nov 4 Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
  • Nov 5 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • Nov 6 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), dies at 82

Person of interestJoe Frazier

Nov 7 Joe Frazier, American boxer (Olympic gold heavyweight 1964; undisputed world heavyweight champion 1970-73), dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Nov 8 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44
  • Nov 8 Bil Keane, American cartoonist (The Family Circus), dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Ed Macauley, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (7-time NBA All Star), dies of Alzheimer’s disease at 83
  • Nov 9 Joel J. Tyler, judge who pronounced 'Deep Throat' obscene, dies of a heart attack at 90
  • Nov 9 Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist (Nobel 1968), dies at 89
  • Nov 9 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Ivan Martin Jirous, Czech poet (b. 1944)
  • Nov 10 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
  • Nov 11 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game), dies at 91
  • Nov 12 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, dies at 55
  • Nov 14 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German poet and author, dies at 79
  • Nov 15 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, dies at 65
  • Nov 15 Mark "Moogy" Klingman, American rock musician and songwriter (Utopia) dies of bladder cancer at 61
  • Nov 17 Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • Nov 17 Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • Nov 18 Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 John Neville, English theatre and film actor, dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), dies form Parkinson's disease at 80
Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Nov 22 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin's daughter, dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 23 Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
  • Nov 23 Jim Rathmann, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1960; Race of Two Worlds at Monza 1958), dies after a seizure at 83
  • Nov 23 Carlos Moorhead, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Montserrat Figueras, Catalan soprano and early music advocate (Hespèrion), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 24 Tatyana Shchelkanova, Soviet long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964), dies at 74
  • Nov 25 Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85
  • Nov 27 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, dies at 42
  • Nov 27 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • Nov 27 Ken Russell, British film director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic), dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Ante Markovic, last Premier of Yugoslavia, dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
  • Nov 29 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, dies from stroke complications at 41
  • Nov 30 Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, referred to as King Leka I by Albanian monarchists (b. 1939)
  • Nov 30 William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85
  • Nov 30 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer (Soul Children, Taxi), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65