What Happened on November 1, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29
  • 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
  • UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns due to his behavior towards women, part of wider scandal of sexual harassment by UK politicians

Famous Deaths

  • Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), dies at 98
  • Ray Robinson, American magazine editor and biographer (Lou Gehrig), dies of a stroke at 96