What Happened in November 2013

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: London Bridge, Outstrip, Goldencents, Chriselliam, Beholder

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Nov 2 Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil

  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ria Antonia, Dank, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, New Year's Day, Magician, Secret Circle, Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man
  • Nov 2 Masahiro Tanaka's record streak of 30 consecutive starts without a loss ends when the Rakuten Golden Eagles' ace is beaten, 4-2, by the Yomiuri Giants in Game 6 of the Japan Baseball Series
  • Nov 3 Nick Foles connects with Riley Cooper 3 times to become 7th passer in NFL history with 7 TD tosses in a game during Philadelphia Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders at Oakland; Foles completes 22 of 28 for 406 yards
  • Nov 3 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia
  • Nov 3 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand

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Nov 3 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Nov 3 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Cagliari, Italy: Sara Errani of Italy outclasses Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 6-1, 6-1 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and 4th title for the home country
  • Nov 5 4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nov 5 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor
  • Nov 6 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • Nov 6 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 8 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Nov 8 At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded at landfall, makes landfall in the Philippines
  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win

  • Nov 9 8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia
  • Nov 9 María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • Nov 10 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20
  • Nov 11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 11 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia

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Nov 11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

Actress Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
Actress, Director Elizabeth Banks
Actress, Director
Elizabeth Banks
  • Nov 11 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England

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Nov 14 Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger
  • Nov 15 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
  • Nov 15 Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day

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Nov 16 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Nov 17 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Nov 17 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • Nov 17 Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
  • Nov 17 Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia

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Nov 17 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Nov 17 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
  • Nov 18 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt
  • Nov 19 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

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Nov 20 Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee

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Nov 20 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards civil rights activist Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Nov 21 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq
  • Nov 21 The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys
  • Nov 21 54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia

Music releaseMusic Single

Nov 21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

  • Nov 22 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

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Nov 23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • Nov 23 "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 24 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 4th title; defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23; Roughriders running back Kory Sheets MVP, sets Grey Cup record rushing for 197 yards with 2 TDs
  • Nov 24 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers title
  • Nov 25 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

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Nov 26 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

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Nov 27 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's player of the year for the 11th time

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Nov 27 Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index

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Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
  • Nov 30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • Nov 30 78th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-28 in Auburn

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 2 'N Sync founding member Chris Kirkpatrick (42) weds his girlfriend Karly Skladany in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 2 "Smash" actress Megan Hilty (32) weds Brian Gallagher at a chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Nov 9 "Mad Men" actor Jared Harris (52) weds lighting designer and TV host Allegra Riggio on a yacht in Miami

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (34) weds actor Brian Hallisay (34)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 20 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 27 Actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Hakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion, dies at 87
  • Nov 11 George Reinholt, American actor, dies at 73
  • Nov 11 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, dies at 78
  • Nov 12 John Tavener, British composer, dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • Nov 12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 12 Aleksandr Serebrov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17), dies at 69
  • Nov 13 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57
  • Nov 13 Barbara Lawrence, American model, actress, and real estate agent (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), dies of kidney failure at 83
  • Nov 13 Hans-Jürgen Heise, German writer, dies at 83
  • Nov 16 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, dies at 90
  • Nov 17 Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist and Nobel laureate (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), dies at 94
  • Nov 19 Frederick Sanger, British biochemist (Sanger sequencing, Nobel Prize 1958, 1980), dies at 95
  • Nov 19 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), dies at 98
  • Nov 20 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), dies at 85
  • Nov 20 Sylvia Browne, American author and self-proclaimed medium dubbed "America's most controversial psychic," dies at 77
  • Nov 21 Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, dies at 85
  • Nov 21 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, dies at 84
  • Nov 22 Reg Simpson, English cricketer, dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81
  • Nov 26 Tony Musante, American actor, dies from complications following surgery at 77
  • Nov 27 Lewis Collins, British actor, dies from cancer at 67
  • Nov 27 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88
  • Nov 28 Mitja Ribičič, Yugoslavian Prime Minister, dies at 94

Person of interestPaul Walker

Nov 30 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40

  • Nov 30 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), dies from complications from a fall at 92
  • Nov 30 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • Nov 30 Paul Crouch, American televangelist (Trinity Broadcasting Network), dies at 79
  • Nov 30 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist, dies at 84