Historical Events in November 1988

  • Nov 1 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones

Sports History

Nov 2 A's shortstop Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year; 3rd straight for Oakland; Jose Canseco 1986, Mark McGwire 1987

Radio History

Nov 2 Mexican radio station erroneously reports Mike Tyson had died in car crash

  • Nov 2 The Morris worm, first internet-distributed computer worm to gain mainstream media attention launched from MIT, strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities
  • Nov 3 Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane

Historic Event

Nov 3 President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

  • Nov 3 Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew

Film & TV History

Nov 3 Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping

  • Nov 4 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
  • Nov 5 "Kokomo" single by The Beach Boys from the film "Cocktail" goes to #1
  • Nov 5 "Kokomo", single by the Beach Boys from the film "Cocktail" tops the charts, their first hit in 20 years, and to date their latest
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • Nov 5 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign
  • Nov 5 Cornell confirms grad student source of worst computer sabotage
  • Nov 5 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 5 Gulch wins Breeder's Cup
  • Nov 5 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • Nov 6 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)

Sports History

Nov 6 Steve Jones wins 19th NYC men's marathon (2:08:20); Grete Waitz wins record 9th women's title

  • Nov 7 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)

Sports History

Nov 7 Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde

  • Nov 8 900 die as earthquake hits China
  • Nov 8 Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • Nov 8 Rafael Fernandez Colón re-elected Governor of Puerto Rico

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Vice President George H. W. Bush is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate Michael Dukakis

  • Nov 9 Don Sebesky and Gloria Nissenson's musical "Prince of Central Park", starring Jo Anne Worley opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Nov 9 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • Nov 10 China confirms earthquake death toll will rise above current 938
  • Nov 10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • Nov 10 NY's MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes

Sports History

Nov 10 Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award

  • Nov 11 Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science
  • Nov 12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • Nov 12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Sports History

Nov 13 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna finishes 2nd in the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 3 points from Alain Prost

  • Nov 14 Sitcom "Murphy Brown" starring Candice Bergen premieres on CBS
  • Nov 15 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV, collapses
  • Nov 15 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
  • Nov 15 Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)
  • Nov 15 The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.
  • Nov 16 Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

Election of Interest

Nov 16 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

Historic Event

Nov 16 President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher

  • Nov 16 President Reagan meets with Jerusalem's mayor Teddy Kollek
  • Nov 16 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
  • Nov 17 Linda Petursdottir of Iceland, 18, crowned 38th Miss World

Film & TV History

Nov 17 Neil Simon's "Rumors" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 20 "Les Miserables" opens a Bus & Truck tour in Tampa, Florida

Sports History

Nov 20 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Elliott wins

Sports History

Nov 20 Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini beats Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–2, 6–2 to win her first WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Nov 20 Boston College beats Army 38-24 in the 'Emerald isle Classic' at Dublin's Lansdowne Road Stadium, the first NCAA American Football game to be played in Europe
  • Nov 23 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 23 President Reagan announces that he is pocket-vetoing a bill designed to further restrict lobbying by former federal employees.

Sports History

Nov 23 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal

  • Nov 23 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
  • Nov 25 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
  • Nov 25 Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
  • Nov 25 German politician Rita Süssmuth becomes president of the Bundestag.

Music History

Nov 25 Rock guitar legend Chuck Berry (62) pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges

  • Nov 25 US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed
  • Nov 25 Widespread earthquake hits North East US, Canada, no damage reported
  • Nov 26 Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev & Jean-Loup Chretien launch
  • Nov 26 Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge BC Lions, 22-21; first Grey Cup game won by a team with only a .500 season

Historic Event

Nov 28 Picasso's "Acrobat & Harlequin" sells for $38.46 million

  • Nov 30 Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
  • Nov 30 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Nov 30 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
  • Nov 30 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
  • Nov 30 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
  • Nov 30 UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa