On This Day

Historical Events in November 2013

  • Nov 1 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: London Bridge, Outstrip, Goldencents, Chriselliam, Beholder

Sports History

Nov 2 Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina claims ASP World Junior Title by beating Ramzi Boukhiam of Morocco in a high-scoring final at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil

  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ria Antonia, Dank, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, New Year's Day, Magician, Secret Circle, Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man
  • Nov 2 Masahiro Tanaka's record streak of 30 consecutive starts without a loss ends when the Rakuten Golden Eagles' ace is beaten, 4-2, by the Yomiuri Giants in Game 6 of the Japan Baseball Series
  • Nov 3 Nick Foles connects with Riley Cooper 3 times to become 7th passer in NFL history with 7 TD tosses in a game during Philadelphia Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders at Oakland; Foles completes 22 of 28 for 406 yards
  • Nov 3 8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia
  • Nov 3 6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand

Sports History

Nov 3 Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

  • Nov 3 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Cagliari, Italy: Sara Errani of Italy outclasses Russia's Alisa Kleybanova 6-1, 6-1 for an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and 4th title for the home country
  • Nov 3 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Mutai becomes first repeat winner in 15 years in slow 2:08:24; fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo wins women's race in 2:25:07
  • Nov 5 4 people are killed after a 4-story building under construction collapses in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nov 5 Bill de Blasio is elected New York City Mayor
  • Nov 6 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • Nov 6 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 8 11 people are killed in a car park bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Nov 8 At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, tied with Typhoon Meranti as being the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, hits the Philippines
  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win
  • Nov 9 8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia
  • Nov 9 María Gabriela Isler, a 25yo Venezuelan, is crowned Miss Universe 2013
  • Nov 10 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20
  • Nov 11 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 11 100 people are killed in a tropical cyclone in the Puntland region, Somalia

Film Premiere

Nov 11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

Sports History

Nov 11 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England

Historic Event

Nov 14 Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years for his crimes

  • Nov 15 5 people are killed and 10 are injured after a train derails in Nashik, India
  • Nov 15 Sony launches the Playstation Four, selling one million units on the first day

Sports History

Nov 16 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

  • Nov 17 102nd Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Serbia in Belgrade (3-2)
  • Nov 17 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • Nov 17 Abdulla Yameen becomes the President of the Maldives
  • Nov 17 Giorgi Margvelashvili becomes the President of Georgia

Sports History

Nov 17 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins record 8th consecutive Formula 1 race with victory in United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas

  • Nov 17 Jimmie Johnson wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the sixth time
  • Nov 18 20 people are killed after a train collides with a minibus in Cairo, Egypt
  • Nov 19 23 people are killed by a suicide bombing attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

Television Premiere

Nov 19 David Blaine performs in the TV special "David Blaine: Real or Magic" on ABC

Historic Event

Nov 20 Ben Bradlee is presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony

Historic Event

Nov 20 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards civil rights activist Bayard Rustin the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Nov 21 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq
  • Nov 21 The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys
  • Nov 21 54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia

Music Single

Nov 21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

Sports History

Nov 22 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

Sports History

Nov 23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • Nov 23 "The Day of the Doctor" 50th anniversary episode of "Doctor Who" screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 4th title; defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23; Roughriders running back Kory Sheets MVP, sets Grey Cup record rushing for 197 yards with 2 TDs
  • Nov 24 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship
  • Nov 25 17 people are killed and 37 are wounded in a cafe bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Nov 25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

Film & TV History

Nov 26 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

Sports History

Nov 27 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's Player of the Year for the 11th time

  • Nov 27 Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index

Film Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

  • Nov 30 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • Nov 30 78th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-28 in Auburn