On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Danica Roem becomes the first US transgender person to be elected to a state legislature in the US in North Virginia
  • Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency"
  • Melbourne Cup: Joseph O’Brien at 24 is the youngest trainer to win with Rekindling jockeyed by Corey Brown
  • Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C
  • South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1
  • US Democrats dominate off-year elections; Ralph Northam wins Governor of Virginia, Philip Murphy Governor of New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, dies at 71
  • Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95