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What Happened in November 2017

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns due to his behavior towards women, part of wider scandal of sexual harassment by UK politicians

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Nov 1 Houston Astros win their first Baseball World Series; beat LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; Astros outfielder George Springer III MVP

Baseball Star José Altuve
Baseball Star
José Altuve
  • Nov 1 Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29

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Nov 2 On This Day and Xiaomi launch a content partnership to display today in history content in Xiaomi's calendar app to users in India

Founder of Xiaomi Inc Lei Jun
Founder of Xiaomi Inc
Lei Jun

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Nov 2 Jerome Powell nominated by US President Donald Trump to be next Chair of the Federal Reserve

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Nov 3 Pakistani woman charged with poisoning 17 members of husband's family in attempt to escape forced marriage in Punjab Province
  • Nov 3 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Rushing Fall, Battle of Midway, Mendelssohn, Forever Unbridled
  • Nov 4 Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes and other ministers on corruption charges, including billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
  • Nov 4 Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns in a shock TV broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, amid concerns he is being forcibly detained
  • Nov 4 Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara opens in Jakarta with items from the collection of Indonesian tycoon Haryanto Adikoesoemo
  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Caledonia Road, Stormy Liberal, Bar of Gold, Wuheida, Roy H, World Approval, Good Magic, Talismanic, Gunrunner
  • Nov 4 Scottish champions Celtic sets new all-time British record (63) for matches undefeated in all domestic football competitions beating St. Johnstone, 4-0 at McDiarmid Park
  • Nov 5 Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam's south-central coast killing at least 27, leaving others missing
  • Nov 5 US President Donald Trump begins a 12-day trip to Asia in Toyko, Japan
  • Nov 5 Gunman shoots 26 dead and injures 20 at a church in Sunderland Springs, Texas
  • Nov 5 Paradise Papers are leaked; 13.4 million documents from offshore investment firm Appleby, mentioning Queen Elizabeth and Wilbur Ross US Secretary of Commerce

  • Nov 5 Bodies of 26 migrant teenage girls recovered from the Mediterranean, another 400 migrants rescued
  • Nov 5 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wins men's race in 2:10:53, 3 seconds ahead of Wilson Kipsang; Shalane Flanagan (2:26:53) first American to win women's race since 1977
  • Nov 7 South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1
  • Nov 7 Melbourne Cup: Joseph O’Brien at 24 is the youngest trainer to win with Rekindling jockeyed by Corey Brown
  • Nov 7 Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency"
  • Nov 7 US Democrats dominate off-year elections; Ralph Northam wins Governor of Virginia, Philip Murphy Governor of New Jersey
  • Nov 7 Danica Roem becomes the first US transgender person to be elected to a state legislature in the US in North Virginia
  • Nov 7 Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C
  • Nov 8 UK Minister Priti Patel resigns after secret meetings revealed with Israeli officials
  • Nov 8 Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, largest art museum on Arabian peninsula
  • Nov 8 In unprecedented move, Indian officials close all Delhi schools for rest of the week due to smog
  • Nov 8 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal
  • Nov 9 Saudi Arabia's attorney general Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb says 201 more people have been held for questioning in anti-corruption drive
  • Nov 9 Five women detail sexual misconduct by comedian Louis C.K. in "New York Times" report
  • Nov 9 Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in "Washington Post" report
  • Nov 10 BBC removes drama from Christmas line-up after one of its stars, Ed Westwick, accused of rape by two women
  • Nov 10 Louis C.K. admits the stories of sexual misconduct about him are true

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Nov 11 Largest Singles Day sales ever - Alibaba says its sales alone were $25.3 billion

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Nov 11 Nationalist march in Warsaw, Poland, draws 60,000, to coincide with country's independence day
  • Nov 12 7.3 earthquake hits near Halabjal, Iraq, on border with Iran, killing over 500 people, with 7,000 injured

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Nov 12 For the first time Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain's war dead, replacing Queen Elizabeth

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Nov 12 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Minsk, Belarus: American pair Shelby Rogers & Coco Vandeweghe beats Aryna Sabalenka & Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 to wrap up 3-2 win and record extending 18th title for the US
  • Nov 13 Italy fails to qualify for 2018 Football World Cup (first time since 1958), after play-off defeat against Sweden
  • Nov 13 World's earliest wine-making uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC
  • Nov 13 First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad unveiled in New York

ZimbabweRobert Mugabe Ousted

Nov 14 Zimbabwe Army seizes key sites in capital Harare following tensions over Robert Mugabe's dismissal of vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa
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Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
  • Nov 15 Australian postal vote on same-sex marriage revealed - 61% vote yes
  • Nov 15 Argentine submarine San Juan goes missing in the Atlantic after reporting mechanical failure

BattleCoup d'état

Nov 15 The Zimbabwean Army detains Robert Mugabe and the first family and appoints sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Nov 15 Isabel Dos Santos, Africa's richest woman, fired as head of Angola state oil company Sonangol
  • Nov 15 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award
  • Nov 15 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request

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Nov 15 Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork

Painter, Scientist and Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist and Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • Nov 15 Pakistan unveils remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
  • Nov 16 19 countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany
  • Nov 16 Cambodian court rules to dissolve the country's main opposition party Cambodia National Rescue party (CNRP)
  • Nov 16 US senator Al Franken accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman

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Nov 18 Shawn Mendes is the first singer under 18 to get three No. 1 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Mendes
Singer-Songwriter
Shawn Mendes

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Nov 19 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe refuses to resign in a TV speech after being ousted as leader of ruling ZANU-PF party

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Nov 19 Oumuamua first detected by scientists, 400 meters long and reddish, first known interstellar object in our solar system first and of possible alien origin
  • Nov 19 Martin Truex Jr., driving for Furniture Row Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by 5 points from Kyle Busch
  • Nov 19 Bulgarian tennis star Gregor Dimitrov breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals title with a 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win in London over David Goffin of Belgium
  • Nov 20 Investment corporation Tencent's market value hits $511 billion, - first Asian company to join the $500 billion club

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Nov 20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that coalition talks to form a government have collapsed

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Nov 20 Atlanta's Georgia Dome, once the world's largest covered stadium, is destroyed in a controlled implosion
  • Nov 21 Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe's parliaments during impeachment proceedings
  • Nov 21 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women
  • Nov 21 Pixar animation head John Lasseter takes 6 month leave of absence amid sexual misconduct claims
  • Nov 21 Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali begins erupting

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Nov 22 Ratko Mladic the "Butcher of Bosnia" is convicted of genocide and other atrocities during the Bosnian war and jailed for life in The Hague

Serbian General Ratko Mladić
Serbian General
Ratko Mladić
  • Nov 22 Uber admits hackers stole personal information affecting 57 million people worldwide and paid $100,00 to keep quiet
  • Nov 22 Vanellope Wilkins, born with her heart outside her body, is first UK baby to survive birth and operations to reinsert her heart

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Nov 22 Californian man Craig Coley pardoned for a double murder after serving 39 years by Governor Jerry Brown. Longest prison term to be overturned in the state.

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Nov 23 Papua New Guinea Police storm Manus Island refugee camp, forcibly removing asylum seekers
  • Nov 23 Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy
  • Nov 24 Militant gunmen attack a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killing 305 people, government retaliates bombing the area
  • Nov 24 Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing Robert Mugabe's 30-year tenure
  • Nov 24 18 women accuse Jean-Claude Arnault with ties to the Nobel Prize Committee of sexual assault and harassment in Swedish Dagens Nyheter newspaper
  • Nov 25 Actress Naya Rivera arrested on a domestic battery charge in West Virginia
  • Nov 25 Longest known frozen embryo to be successfully born is delivered in Tennessee - Emma Wren Gibson, frozen 24 years ago
  • Nov 26 Factory explosion in Chinese port city Ningbo kills at least 2, injuries 30, flattens buildings
  • Nov 26 Presidential elections held in Honduras with allegations of electoral fraud and resulting violent protests

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Nov 26 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 46 points from Sebastian Vettel

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, TD Place Stadium, Ottawa: Toronto Argonauts win 17th Championship with 27-24 victory over Calgary Stampede
  • Nov 27 North Korean ghost ship washes up Akita prefecture beach, Japan with 8 skeletons on board, 4th boat in a month

HeartEngagement of Interest

Nov 27 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle
Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry

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Nov 27 Pope Francis begins a three-day trip to Myanmar, amid the Rohingya refugee crisis

  • Nov 27 Freight trains kills more than 100 reindeer over three days in Norway
  • Nov 27 Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department confirm it has had 31,801 call outs to deal with snakes this year
  • Nov 27 8 Donkeys freed from jail after 4 days in Orai, Uttar Pradesh, India for eating plants
  • Nov 28 Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya
  • Nov 28 India's Supreme Court rejects appeal to block global release of controversial film "Padmavati"
  • Nov 29 American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC's "Today" show after an allegation of sexual misconduct
  • Nov 29 Bosnian war criminal Slobodan Praljak commits suicide by poison in court at The Hague after 20 year prison term read out
  • Nov 30 Def Jam founder Russell Simmons steps down from his companies after allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Nov 30 Disney announces it has cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei to play Mulan in up-coming live action film
  • Nov 30 World's longest recorded rainbow - 8 hrs 58 min in Taipei's Yangmingshan mountain range

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 16 Tennis champion Serena Williams marries Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), dies at 98
  • Nov 1 Ray Robinson, American magazine editor and biographer (Lou Gehrig), dies of a stroke at 96
  • Nov 4 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), dies at 87
  • Nov 6 Richard F. Gordon Jr., American naval officer and astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12), dies at 88
  • Nov 7 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95
  • Nov 7 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 9 Fred Cole, American rock artist (The Lollipop Shoppe, Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows), dies from cancer at 69
  • Nov 9 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), dies at 84
  • Nov 9 Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), dies at 70
  • Nov 11 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), dies at 92
  • Nov 12 Liz Smith [Mary Elizabeth], American journalist and gossip columnist known as "The Grand Dame of Dish" (WNBC, NY Daily News), dies at 94
  • Nov 12 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), dies at 84
  • Nov 13 Bobby Doerr, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (9-time All Star, Boston Red Sox), dies at 99
  • Nov 15 Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, dies of a drug overdose at 21
  • Nov 16 Ferdie Pacheco, American boxer and physician (the "Fight Doctor"), dies at 89
  • Nov 17 Earle Hyman, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, Coriolanus), dies from natural causes at 91
  • Nov 17 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), dies from heart failure at 91
  • Nov 17 Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster and chief of the Sicilian Mafia, dies at
  • Nov 18 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), dies from endometrial cancer at 61
  • Nov 18 Mother Flawless Sabrina [Jack Doroshow], American LGBT activist and drag queen who was a pioneer for transgender people and drag queens, dies at 78
  • Nov 18 Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist and songwriter (founding member of AC/DC), dies at 64

Person of interestCharles Manson

Nov 19 Charles Manson, American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), dies of natural causes at 83

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • Nov 19 Della Reese [Delloreese Patricia Early], American singer and actress (Della Reese Show, Royal Family), dies at 86

Person of interestJana Novotna

Nov 19 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), dies of cancer at 49

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Nov 19 Mel Tillis [Lonnie Melvin Tillis], American country singer (Who's Julie, M-M-Mel), dies of respiratory failure at 85
  • Nov 21 David Cassidy, American singer and actor (Keith-Partridge Family), dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), dies at 79
  • Nov 22 John Hendricks, American lyricist and singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross), dies at 96
  • Nov 23 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP), dies at 93
  • Nov 24 Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), dies at 71
  • Nov 24 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), dies of natural causes at 70
  • Nov 25 Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), dies at 89
  • Nov 28 Shadia [Fatmah Ahmed Kamal Shaker], Egyptian actress and singer Midaq Alley, The Thief and the Dogs), dies from respiratory failure at 86
  • Nov 30 Jim Nabors, American comedian, actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), dies from health complications at 87

Person of interestMarina Popovich

Nov 30 Marina Popovich, Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer and test pilot (102 world records), dies at 86