On This Day

Historical Events in November 2016

  • Nov 2 Baseball World Series: Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' title in 108 years; MVP: Chicago utility Ben Zobrist
  • Nov 4 Paris Agreement on climate change becomes effective
  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Oscar Performance, Tamarkuz, New Money Honey, Beholder

Television Premiere

Nov 4 British TV series "The Crown" premieres with Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Smith as Prince Philip

  • Nov 5 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Champagne Room, Queen's Trust, Drefong, Obviously, Classic Empire, Highland Reel, Finest City, Tourist, Arrogate
  • Nov 6 Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites
  • Nov 6 New York City Marathon: Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea wins men's race in 2:07:51; defending women's champion Mary Keitany wins her 3rd NYC crown in 2:24:26

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Republican Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 2.9 million more votes

Historic Event

Nov 8 Indian PM Narendra Modi announces the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes during an unscheduled live televised address, canceling 86% of the notes in circulation in a battle against corruption

Film & TV History

Nov 12 Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar for his film achievements at 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony

  • Nov 13 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Strasbourg, France: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 7-5 to wrap up 3-2 win and 3rd straight title
  • Nov 14 7.8 earthquake cuts off town of Kaikoura, New Zealand, raising sea bed by 4m, and killing 2 people

Film Premiere

Nov 14 "Moana" animated Disney film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with voices by Auli'i Cravalho and The Rock premieres in Los Angeles

Film & TV History

Nov 14 US talk show "Tucker Carlson Tonight" hosted by Tucker Carlson premieres on Fox

  • Nov 17 Smaller pyramid find within 2 known Kukulkan "nesting" pyramids announced at Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, dating to 550-80 AD

Historic Event

Nov 20 South Korean President Park Geun-hye's controversial friend Choi Soon-sil charged with abuse of authority and coercion amid calls to also impeach the President

Sports History

Nov 20 Jimmie Johnson driving for Hendrick Motorsports, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim record equalling 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; Richard Petty & Dale Earnhardt, 7 titles

Sports History

Nov 20 Scotsman Andy Murray breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-4 win in London over 5-time defending champion Novak Đoković

  • Nov 21 India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine

Historic Event

Nov 22 US President Barack Obama posthumously awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral Grace Hopper

  • Nov 22 'Vegas Golden Knights' is revealed as the Las Vegas NHL expansion team's name
  • Nov 24 International research team publishes discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates

Sports History

Nov 27 German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg clinches his only F1 World Driver's Championship with victory in season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; wins title by 5 points from teammate Lewis Hamilton

  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, BMO Field, Toronto: Ottawa Redblacks upset the heavily favoured Calgary Stampeders, 39–33 in overtime to win a championship in just their 3rd season of existence
  • Nov 28 Plane carrying Brazilian Chapecoense football team crashes near Medellin, Colombia killing 71 players and journalists
  • Nov 28 "Hamilton" sets new record for most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million
  • Nov 29 Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes
  • Nov 30 UNESCO adds Belgian beer to its Cultural Heritage List