Historical Events in November 2001

  • Nov 1 In the Wallabies’ 400th rugby union Test match in history, Australia routs Spain 92-10 (Australian record score) in Madrid; Matt Burke kicks an Australian record 10 conversions
  • Nov 3 Arkansas beats Mississippi, 58-56 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford in 7 overtime periods; the longest game in NCAA football history
  • Nov 3 San Antonio Spurs guard Steve Smith plays first game against Portland after being traded from the Trail Blazers; ties NBA record for most 3-point field goals in a game without a miss; goes 8-for-8, scores 36 points in 106-90 win

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Nov 4 53rd Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Sex and the City, James Gandolfini & Edie Falco win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 4 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres starring Daniel Radcliffe

  • Nov 4 Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks' first Baseball World Series; Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling co-MVP's

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Nov 4 American tennis star Serena Williams wins the WTA Tour Championship in Munich, Germany after Lindsay Davenport defaults the final due to a knee injury; Williams' first season-ending title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Nov 6 Crude oil for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) falls to a two-year low after OPEC members warn that a downward price spiral could occur if major non-OPEC oil exporters do not reduce oil production
  • Nov 6 TV drama series "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland premieres on Fox
  • Nov 7 The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.
  • Nov 7 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins
  • Nov 10 An agreement is reached at talks in Marrakech, Morocco, on rules for implementation of the Kyoto climate change treaty
  • Nov 11 Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top off.
  • Nov 11 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Kim Clijsters beats Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-4 to clinch Belgium's first title with unassailable 2-0 lead (ends, 2-1)
  • Nov 12 Taliban forces abandon Afghanistan's capital Kabul, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops
  • Nov 12 In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

  • Nov 13 Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar

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Nov 13 War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 13 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • Nov 13 US President George W. Bush orders that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve be filled to capacity over the next few years
  • Nov 14 War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul
  • Nov 14 OPEC announces that it intends to cut its crude oil output quotas by 1.5 million barrels per day effective, but only if non-OPEC producers cut their output by 500,000 barrels per day as well
  • Nov 17 66th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Auburn
  • Nov 18 Phillips Petroleum and Conoco merge into a new company as 'ConocoPhillips', the third-largest oil and natural gas company in the US
  • Nov 18 Home crowd favourite Leyton Hewitt wins his first of 2 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Frenchman Sébastien Grosjean in Sydney, Australia

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Nov 20 US President George W. Bush dedicates the US Department of Justice headquarters the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, on what would have been his 76th birthday

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 20 Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"

Singer Josh Groban
Singer
Josh Groban
  • Nov 23 Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Nov 23 53rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • Nov 25 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Calgary Stampeders claim their 5th Championship in team history; beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19
  • Nov 27 A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
  • Nov 29 UN Security Council unanimously approves a resolution extending the Oil-for-Food program in Iraq for another six-month period