Historical Events in November 1993

  • Nov 1 After playing 12 Tests for Australia, fast bowler Michael Whitney plays his final day in 1st class cricket for NSW in a tour match loss v New Zealand in Newcastle
  • Nov 1 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • Nov 1 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
  • Nov 1 The Maastricht Treaty, the Treaty on European Union comes into effect

Film & TV History

Nov 2 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed

  • Nov 2 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of New Jersey
  • Nov 2 Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
  • Nov 2 Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem

Sports History

Nov 2 First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial

Election of Interest

Nov 2 Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965

  • Nov 3 Defenseman Ken Daneyko sets New Jersey Devils 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd consecutive NHL game in 2-3 loss at LA Kings

Sports History

Nov 3 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993

  • Nov 4 Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

Music History

Nov 4 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

Appointment of Interest

Nov 4 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

Music History

Nov 4 Revival of William Shakespeare's stage drama "Timon of Athens". with incidental music by Duke Ellington, opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 37 performances

  • Nov 5 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
  • Nov 6 Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving
  • Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 6 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Sports History

Nov 7 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing

  • Nov 9 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater, NYC; runs for 14 performances
  • Nov 9 Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
  • Nov 9 Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.

Music History

Nov 10 Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's biblical rock opera "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens at Minskoff Theater, NYC; run for 223 performances

  • Nov 10 Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms
  • Nov 11 Krzysztof Penderecki conducts premiere of his revised version of "A Polish Requiem" in Stockholm, Sweden

Historic Event

Nov 11 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

  • Nov 13 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • Nov 13 Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
  • Nov 13 Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
  • Nov 14 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • Nov 14 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances

NYC Women's Marathon

Nov 14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24

  • Nov 14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04

Sports History

Nov 14 43rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Sports History

Nov 14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

  • Nov 14 Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state
  • Nov 15 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.
  • Nov 15 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM

Historic Event

Nov 15 Joe Buttafuoco sentenced to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher

  • Nov 16 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances

Historic Event

Nov 16 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

  • Nov 17 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Nov 17 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed

Coup d'état

Nov 17 General Sani Abacha leads a military coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control

  • Nov 17 US House of Representatives approve Nafta
  • Nov 18 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
  • Nov 18 Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
  • Nov 18 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives
  • Nov 18 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
  • Nov 18 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • Nov 18 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
  • Nov 19 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • Nov 19 Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
  • Nov 20 58th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 5th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 41-39 in South Bend (Boston College's first win in the series)
  • Nov 20 Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed
  • Nov 20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

Murder of Interest

Nov 20 Winnie Mandela's driver and bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg

  • Nov 21 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater, NYC after 14 performances
  • Nov 21 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances

Sports History

Nov 21 German tennis star Michael Stich scores a 7–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2 win over American Pete Sampras to win his first and only ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany

  • Nov 21 Neo-fascist MSI wins 36% of municipal elections in Rome

Sports History

Nov 21 Top seeded German tennis player Steffi Graf wins WTA Tour Championship; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Music History

Nov 22 Neil Simon's comedy "Laughter on the 23rd Floor", inspired by his early job writing for Sid Caesar, opens at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC; runs for 320 performances

  • Nov 23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Album Release

Nov 23 "Doggystyle" debut album by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

  • Nov 24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • Nov 24 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
  • Nov 24 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
  • Nov 25 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • Nov 25 Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead

Sports History

Nov 27 David Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)

  • Nov 27 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
  • Nov 27 Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World
  • Nov 28 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Nov 28 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 28 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 33-23; Sean Fleming lands record equalling 6 field goals
  • Nov 29 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances

Film Premiere

Nov 30 "Schindler's List", American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1994)

  • Nov 30 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars

Historic Event

Nov 30 President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill