Historical Events in November 1975

  • Nov 2 First sports event at The Summit arena in Houston - NBA's Houston Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89; future Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich top scores with 24 points

Sports History

Nov 3 Chris Evert becomes first tennis player to achieve the No. 1 ranking as the WTA Tour rankings debut; Evert holds top-spot for first 26 weeks

  • Nov 3 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
  • Nov 3 U.S. advice columnist for "Good Housekeeping" Ann Landers asks parents in a mail-in survey "‘If you had it to do over again, would you have children?" 70% of participants say no

Sports History

Nov 4 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award

  • Nov 5 British government sends troops to Belize
  • Nov 5 Sao Tome & Principe adopts constitution

Music Premiere

Nov 6 First performance by punk band the Sex Pistols at St Martins College, London

  • Nov 6 Revival of "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • Nov 7 8th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at El Cortez Hotel
  • Nov 7 Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland
  • Nov 8 Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • Nov 10 Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald with crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

Historic Event

Nov 10 PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

Sports History

Nov 10 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career

  • Nov 10 UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism
  • Nov 11 Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • Nov 11 Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam removed from office by Governor General Sir John Kerr - 1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs

Historic Event

Nov 11 Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after sacking of the Whitlam Government by Governor General John Kerr

Sports History

Nov 12 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

  • Nov 12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • Nov 12 American Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas (77) retires after 36 years

Sports History

Nov 12 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award

  • Nov 13 Marilyn Clark and Charles Burr's revue "A Musical Jubilee", featuring Lillian Gish. John Raitt, Tammy Grimes, Cyril Ritchard, and Dick Shawn opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 92 performances
  • Nov 14 Spain, Morocco and Mauretania sign accord about Spanish Sahara
  • Nov 15 "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" single released by Ed Bruce
  • Nov 18 "Rufus featuring Chaka Khan" 4th studio album by Rufus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1976)
  • Nov 18 Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver returns to US
  • Nov 18 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games

Film Release

Nov 19 Film adaptation of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1976)

Sports History

Nov 19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

Historic Event

Nov 20 Ronald Reagan announces candidacy for Republican nomination for US President

  • Nov 22 Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland

Historic Event

Nov 22 Juan Carlos I proclaimed King of Spain as monarchy restored after 31 years

  • Nov 23 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Nov 23 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Field, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Montreal Alouettes, 9-8; just the 3rd Grey Cup in which no TDs scored; game-time temperature -15 degrees Celsius, with a 25-kph wind
  • Nov 24 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Nov 25 A loyalist gang nicknamed the "Shankill Butchers" undertakes its first "cut-throat killing"; the gang was named for its late-night kidnapping, torture and murder (by throat slashing) of random Catholic civilians in Belfast
  • Nov 25 Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
  • Nov 25 Portuguese leftist officers occupy 4 airbases
  • Nov 26 Boston Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie ever to be named American League MVP
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 26 US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
  • Nov 26 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 27 The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
  • Nov 28 "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night", the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

Sports History

Nov 28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins

  • Nov 28 Democratic Republic of East-Timor proclaimed
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
  • Nov 28 Wings release single "Venus & Mars/Rock Show" medley
  • Nov 29 40th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii

Election of Interest

Nov 29 New Zealand general election won by the National Party headed by Robert Muldoon

Historic Event

Nov 29 US President Gerald Ford requires states to provide free education for handicapped

  • Nov 30 Dahomey renamed People's Republic of Benin