Historical Events in November 1997

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 1 "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Academy Awards Best Picture 1998)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet
  • Nov 1 North Carolina State University wide receiver Torry Holt catches 5 touchdown passes in a 48-35 loss to Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee
  • Nov 1 Louisiana State University running back Kevin Faulk rushes for 212 yards and a school record 5 touchdowns in a 63-28 win at Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington
  • Nov 2 "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
  • Nov 2 New York City Marathon: John Kagwe of Kenya wins men's race in 2:08:12; Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland women's champion in 2:28:43
  • Nov 2 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • Nov 2 USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
  • Nov 2 Eric Metcalf of the San Diego Chargers returns punts for touchdowns of 85 & 67 yards in 38-31 loss at Cincinnati; joins Hall of Famer Jack Christiansen as only players in NFL history to return punts for TDs twice in a game
  • Nov 3 American racing legend Willie Shoemaker retires from thoroughbred training with a 90 winners from 713 start record; rode record 8,833 winners as a jockey, before becoming a trainer in 1990
  • Nov 3 Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra becomes 6th player to be unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year; leads AL in hits (209), triples (11), multi-hit games (68); also sets AL rookie-record with 30-game hitting streak
  • Nov 3 California law ends affirmative action

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 4 "Come On Over" 3rd studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1999)

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • Nov 5 2 hours after Davey Johnson resigns he is named AL Manager of Year

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Nov 5 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot
  • Nov 6 "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • Nov 6 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 7 "Mr Bean" directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean opens in the US

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Nov 8 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • Nov 8 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • Nov 9 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
  • Nov 9 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
  • Nov 10 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC

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Nov 10 Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • Nov 10 Nanny Louise Woodward murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter
  • Nov 11 CBS News anchor Dan Rather renews his contract to 2002

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Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 11 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 12 Dick Vitale signs with ESPN through year 2004
  • Nov 12 Pedro Martinez wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
  • Nov 13 Ken Griffey Jr unanimously wins AL MVP
  • Nov 13 UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq
  • Nov 14 Colo Rockie Larry Walker wins NL MVP
  • Nov 14 Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale
  • Nov 15 19th ACE Cable Awards: Nickelodeon wins the Golden CableACE for "The Big Help"
  • Nov 16 "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Nov 16 85th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23
  • Nov 16 After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
  • Nov 16 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • Nov 16 American tennis great Pete Sampras wins back-to-back ATP Tour World Championship titles with a 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 over Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov in Hanover, Germany

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Nov 17 Mario Lemieux enters NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Nov 17 In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut, known as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).
  • Nov 18 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • Nov 18 FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
  • Nov 18 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
  • Nov 18 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • Nov 18 Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
  • Nov 18 Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 18 Metallica release the album "ReLoad"

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • Nov 18 "Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture" album is released by Sony Music Soundtrax
  • Nov 19 "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • Nov 19 STS 87 (Columbia 24) launches into orbit
  • Nov 19 McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.
  • Nov 20 "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances

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Nov 20 Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Nov 20 Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals
  • Nov 20 Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • Nov 20 NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak
  • Nov 20 Yohannes Haile-Selassie discovers the partial skull of a 2.5 million year old human ancestor, confirming and establishing the new species Australopithecus garhi, in Bouri, Middle Awash, Ethiopia
  • Nov 20 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • Nov 22 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 23 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship

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Nov 23 Jana Novotná (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Championship

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Nov 23 Czech tennis No. 1 Jana Novotná wins WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC; beats Mary Pierce of France 7–6, 6–2, 6–3
  • Nov 24 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
  • Nov 25 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 25 "Sevens" 7th studio album by Garth Brooks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Collaboration with Vocals 1998, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Nov 26 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5
  • Nov 27 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • Nov 27 Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.
  • Nov 28 Final episode of "Beavis & Butt-head" on MTV
  • Nov 28 First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.
  • Nov 29 USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
  • Nov 29 OPEC agrees to an increase in its production ceiling. OPEC has raised the ceiling to 27.5 million barrels per day for the first half of 1998
  • Nov 30 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Nov 30 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)