On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 2017

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
  • Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), dies if cancer at 71
  • Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95
  • Roy Halladay, American MLB pitcher, 1998-2013, 8X All-Star, 2X Cy Young Award (Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), killed when piloting a plane acrobatically over the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Port Richey, Florida, while under the influence of painkillers and sleeping pills at 40
2017 Highlights

About November 7, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio