What Happened in November 2015

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Baseball World Series: KC Royals win first title since 1985; rally in 9th and break away in 12th to beat NY Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; MVP: Royals catcher Salvador Perez
  • Nov 1 New York City Marathon: Stanley Biwott of Kenya takes men's division in 2:10:34; compatriot and defending women's champion Mary Keitany wins easily in 2:24:25
  • Nov 1 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet's Davutoglus Justice and Development Party regains its parliamentary majority in a surprise result

Film Premiere

Nov 2 "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2" directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth premieres in Berlin

Knighthood

Nov 2 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull scraps Knights and Dames from Australia's honours system

  • Nov 3 Game Maker Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty) buys King.com (Candy Crush) for $5.9 billion
  • Nov 3 Melbourne Cup won by Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne; first female jockey to win the event

Historic Event

Nov 4 Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister with a cabinet split equally between men and women

Music History

Nov 4 Katy Perry is the highest paid musician of the year, earning $135 million, according to Forbes Magazine

  • Nov 4 Plane crashes after take-off from Juba international airport, South Sudan, killing 37, 1 year old survives in father's arms
  • Nov 4 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32
  • Nov 5 Collins Dictionary name "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender"
  • Nov 5 Fundão dam in Brazil collapses, killing about 23, causing a second dam to fail, releasing a massive flood of mud down the Rio Dulce
  • Nov 5 Japan's 1st officially recognized same-sex couple union - Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Matsuhara in Tokyo
  • Nov 7 Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000)

Music Single

Nov 9 "Love Yourself" single released by Justin Bieber (Billboard Song of the Year 2016, Grammy Song of the Year)

  • Nov 9 "Reclining Nude" by Italian artist Modigliani fetches 2nd highest auction price at $170.4m
  • Nov 9 San Diego's SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment
  • Nov 9 Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri, resigns amid protests of endemic racism on campus
  • Nov 9 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme
  • Nov 10 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 10 Portugal's minority government is toppled by left-wing opposition 2 weeks after coming to power
  • Nov 11 Flawless 12 carat Blue Moon Diamond sells for $48.4 million at auction in Geneva
  • Nov 11 Montreal begins a controversial dumping of raw sewage (2.1bn gallons) into the St Lawrence River

Historic Event

Nov 12 Out Magazine names Barack Obama 'Ally of the Year', Obama becomes 1st sitting US President to pose for cover of a gay magazine

  • Nov 12 Suicide bombings in Lebanon kill 43, Isis claim responsibility
  • Nov 13 Terror attacks in Paris at bars, restaurants, the national football stadium and Bataclan music venue leave 130 dead. Isis claim responsibility.
  • Nov 14 Second Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by CBS, held in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 15 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-2 win and 9th title for the home country
  • Nov 15 France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris
  • Nov 15 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia

Historic Event

Nov 16 French President François Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament

  • Nov 16 Largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone found in the Karowe mine, Botswana

Film & TV History

Nov 17 Actor Charlie Sheen confirms that he is HIV-positive

  • Nov 17 Ireland's 1st same-sex wedding takes place - Cormac Gollogly and Richard Dowling marry in Clonmel, County Tipperary
  • Nov 17 Suicide bomber kills more than 30 in a market in Yola, north-eastern Nigeria, with Boko Haram blamed

Roger the Ripped Kangaroo

Nov 18 "Kangaroo Dundee" wildlife TV series premieres featuring Brolga and Roger the ripped Kangaroo on BBC Two

  • Nov 18 2 female suicide bombers aged 18 and 11 blow themselves up in Kano, Nigeria, killing 15 and injuring over 100

Music History

Nov 18 American singer-songwriter Willie Nelson receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C.

  • Nov 18 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • Nov 20 More than half of all trees in Amazon forest at risk of extinction according to data published in journal "Sciences Advances"

Album Release

Nov 20 XL/Columbia releases "25", 3rd studio album by Adele (Grammy Award for Album of the Year, 2017; 2016 Billboard Album of the Year)

  • Nov 22 43rd American Music Awards: Ed Sheeran, Arianna Grande, One Direction & Luke Bryan win
  • Nov 22 In Argentine elections Mauricio Macri (PRO) wins a narrow election victory over his left-wing opponent

Sports History

Nov 22 Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Sports History

Nov 22 Serbian tennis star Novak Đoković makes it 4 straight season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles beating Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the final in London, England

Sports History

Nov 23 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Historic Event

Nov 23 President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia bans "Khatna", the Islamic ritual practice of genital mutilation of young girls [1]

  • Nov 24 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014
  • Nov 24 Tunisia declares state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards kills at least 12
  • Nov 24 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace
  • Nov 24 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the country's general election

Papal Visit

Nov 25 Pope Francis begins his trip to Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic

  • Nov 26 UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer, sells out in a day
  • Nov 27 "Holy grail" of shipwrecks the San Jose, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia
  • Nov 27 Robert Lewis Dear (57) shots 3 dead and wounds 9 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 28 British boxer Tyson Fury beats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to win WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles in Düsseldorf, Germany; ends Klitschko's 9 year reign as champion

  • Nov 28 Jamie Vardy scores for Leicester City in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the King Power Stadium; EPL record 11th consecutive game in which Vardy scores
  • Nov 29 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, 1st win since 1936

Sports History

Nov 29 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to win his 3rd overall, and 2nd consecutive World Drivers Championship by 59 points from teammate Nico Rosberg

  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Investors Group Field, Winnipeg: Edmonton Eskimos beat Ottawa Redblacks, 26-20 for their 14th Championship
  • Nov 30 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP21 begins in Paris

Sports History

Nov 30 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

  • Nov 30 Pope Francis urges peace while visiting controversial mosque in Bangui's PK5 district in Central African Republic

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 7 American TV personality and fashion designer Whitney Port (30) weds American TV producer Tim Rosenman (38) in Palm Springs, California

Sofía Vergara

Nov 21 Actress Sofia Vergara (43) weds True Blood star Joe Manganiello (38) in Palm Beach, Florida

  • Nov 28 Actor Kelvin Fletcher (31) weds actress Elizabeth Marsland (32) in London

Mary-Kate Olsen

Nov 29 Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen (29) marries banker Oliver Sarkozy in New York


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Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), dies at 73
  • Nov 2 Colin Welland, British screenwriter (Chariots of Fire) and actor (Straw Dogs), dies at 81
  • Nov 2 David Stock, American composer (Rosewood Reflections), and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, 1976-99), dies at 76 [1]
  • Nov 2 Mike Davies, Welsh tennis player, entrepreneur and administrator (ED ATP; GM ITF; Grand Slam Cup creator), dies from mesothelioma at 79
  • Nov 2 Raul Rekow, American percussionist and conguero (Santana, 1976-2013), dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 3 Ahmed Chalabi, Iraqi politician (supported US 2003 invasion), dies at 71
  • Nov 3 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), dies at 84
  • Nov 3 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests; top score 258; 732 first class games), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • Nov 4 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 5 Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los), dies at 101
  • Nov 6 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), dies at 94
  • Nov 7 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies of cancer at 68
  • Nov 9 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), dies at 85
  • Nov 10 Allen Toussaint, American pianist, songwriter and producer ("Mother-In-Law"; "Working In A Coal Mine"; "Southern Nights"), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • Nov 10 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, dies at 92
  • Nov 10 Helmut Schmidt, Chancellor of West Germany (SPD, 1974- 82), dies at 96
  • Nov 10 Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (11 x British flat racing Champion Jockey; 3 x Epsom Derby), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Nov 10 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92
  • Nov 10 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95) dies at 89
  • Nov 11 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer (Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
  • Nov 12 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, dies of cancer at 32
  • Nov 14 Nick Bockwinkel, American professional wrestler (WCW/AWA), dies at 80
  • Nov 14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), dies at 89
  • Nov 15 Cynthia Payne, English brothel madam, dies at 82
  • Nov 15 Larry J. Hopkins, American politician (Rep-R-KY, 1979-93), dies at 88
  • Nov 15 P. F. Sloan [Philip Schlein], American songwriter ("Eve of Destruction"; "Secret Agent Man"), session guitarist, and singer, dies of pancreatic cancer at 70
  • Nov 15 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), dies at 86
  • Nov 16 Bert Olmstead, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup, Montreal Canadiens 1953, 56, 57, 58; Toronto Maple Leafs 1962), dies from stroke complications at 89
  • Nov 16 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, All My Children), dies at 77
  • Nov 16 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, dies at 86

Jonah Lomu

Nov 18 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), dies of a heart attack linked to kidney disease at 40

  • Nov 18 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), dies at 91
  • Nov 19 Armand [Herman van Loenhout], Dutch singer (Blommenkinders), dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Rex Reason, American actor (This Island Earth, Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), dies at 86
  • Nov 20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • Nov 20 Keith Michell, Australian actor and theater director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), dies at 88
  • Nov 21 Bob Foster, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1968-74), dies at 76
  • Nov 21 Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 Ken Johnson, American baseball pitcher (only pitcher to lose a complete game 9-inning no-hitter 1964), dies at 82
  • Nov 22 Kim Young-sam, politician and activist - President of South Korea (1993-98), dies at 87
  • Nov 23 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), dies at 95
  • Nov 24 Oļģerts Grāvītis, Latvian-Soviet composer, dies at 89
  • Nov 26 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 26 Ronnie Bright, American doo-wop bass vocalist (Johnny Cymbal - "Mr. Bass Man"; The Coasters, 1968-2009), dies at 77
  • Nov 27 Gwyn Jones Francis, Welsh UK Forestry commissioner, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist, and author (We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of), dies at 81
  • Nov 28 Luc Bondy, Swiss theatre and opera director, dies of cancer at 67
  • Nov 28 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), dies of natural causes at 97
  • Nov 28 Olene Walker, American politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), dies at 85
  • Nov 29 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, dies at 92
  • Nov 29 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • Nov 30 Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist, dies at 97
  • Nov 30 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), dies at 93