Historical Events in November 1995

Music History

Nov 1 Revival of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", starring Patrick Stewart, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 71 performances

  • Nov 2 "Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY
  • Nov 2 "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Nov 2 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at FleetCenter in Boston; Celtics lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 101-100
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at Rose Garden in Portland; Trail Blazers lose 92-80 to Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at SkyDome in Toronto; Raptors beat New Jersey Nets, 94-79
  • Nov 3 With a 105-91 victory over Charlotte at the United Centre, Chicago wins their first of an NBA record 72 games in one season and their first of an NBA record 37 home games won at the start of a season
  • Nov 4 "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • Nov 4 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal
  • Nov 4 KeyArena opens in Seattle, Supersonics beat the LA Lakers 103-89

Assassination Attempt

Nov 5 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.

  • Nov 5 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT
  • Nov 5 STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands
  • Nov 6 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Baltimore, Maryland


Nov 6 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians

  • Nov 7 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM

Historic Publication

Nov 7 Howard Stern's second book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

  • Nov 9 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
  • Nov 10 In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
  • Nov 12 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
  • Nov 12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
  • Nov 12 45th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

Sports History

Nov 12 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill

Cricket History

Nov 12 Last day of Test cricket for New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe

  • Nov 12 Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
  • Nov 12 NY MTA raises subway & bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
  • Nov 12 STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit

Film Release

Nov 13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film released, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time, Robbie Coltrane and Judi Dench as M

  • Nov 15 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • Nov 15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

Historic Event

Nov 16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

  • Nov 16 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease
  • Nov 18 60th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 31-27 in Auburn
  • Nov 18 Jacqueline Aguilera Marcano (19), of Venezuela, crowned 45th Miss World
  • Nov 19 "Beatle Anthology" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Nov 19 "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Nov 19 "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Nov 19 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Baltimore Stallions become only American-based team ever to win Grey Cup; defeat Calgary Stampeders, 37-20

Sports History

Nov 19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf outlasts No. 2 Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

Nov 19 Home crowd favorite Boris Becker wins his 3rd and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 7–6, 6–0, 7–6 win over American Michael Chang in Frankfurt, Germany

  • Nov 19 Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA
  • Nov 19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
  • Nov 20 Apple Records release "Anthology 1", the first of 3-part series of rare recordings and outtakes by the Beatles; set covers the years 1955-64, as well as new collaboration "Free As A Bird", album tops Billboard chart in US and peaks at no. 2 in UK
  • Nov 20 David Hare's stage drama "Racing Demon", set amongst clergy of the Church o England, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 48 performances

Historic Event

Nov 20 Diana, Princess of Wales, admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

  • Nov 20 FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC
  • Nov 20 NASA Space Shuttle STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands back at Kennedy Space Center

Album Release

Nov 21 Apple Records releases The Beatle "Anthology 1" (double CD/triple LP); includes new song "Free as a Bird" - a John Lennon demo augmented by additional lyrics and performances by the surviving three

Album Release

Nov 21 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 11th studio album "The Ghost of Tom Joad"; wins Grammy Award for best Contemporary Folk Album

  • Nov 21 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 21 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship

Film Release

Nov 22 "Toy Story", the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is released

  • Nov 22 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
  • Nov 22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • Nov 24 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
  • Nov 25 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances
  • Nov 26 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)

NFL Record

Nov 26 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

Federation Cup

Nov 26 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Valencia, Spain: Conchita Martínez beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-3, 6-4 to give Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) and their 4th title

  • Nov 26 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
  • Nov 28 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack
  • Nov 29 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC
  • Nov 29 CNNfn, a financial network by Turner Enterprises is launched

Historic Event

Nov 29 US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973

  • Nov 30 Official end of Operation Desert Storm