Historical Events on November 1 (Part 2)

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  • 1984 First NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - LA Clippers beat NY Knicks, 107-105
  • 1984 Larry Shue's "Foreigner" premieres in NYC
  • 1984 Willem de Kooning's "Two Women" sells for $1,980,000
  • 1985 Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
  • 1985 Nostalgia Television begins on cable
  • 1986 Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
  • 1986 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile
  • 1987 New York City Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race, 2:11:01; English runner Priscilla Welch women's champion, 2:30:17
  • 1987 NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13
  • 1987 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet finishes 15th in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers Championship
  • 1987 New Zealand All Blacks create a rugby union international world record score when they beat Japan, 106-4 at the National Stadium in Tokyo
  • 1987 Italian football club Juventus F.C. is founded by students in Turin as Sport-Club Juventus
  • 1988 Staten Island ferry gets 1st pay phones
  • 1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco
  • 1989 Despite 107 from Desmond Haynes, Saleem Malik with 71 leads Pakistan to 4 wicket win v West Indies in cricket's Nehru Cup Final in Kolkata, India
  • 1989 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights

  • 1990 "Oh, Kay!" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 77 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Rhetoric escalates as George Bush likens Saddam Hussein to Adolf Hitler

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991 New Dutch Regulations Traffic rules & Traffic signs enforced
  • 1991 Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.
  • 1991 Last of Kuwait oil well fires extinguished by Canadian well control team "SafetyBOSS"
  • 1992 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40
  • 1992 NY Jets wide receiver Al Toon becomes 10th NFL player to make a reception in 100 straight games; Jets beat Miami Dolphins, 26-24 at The Meadowlands
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) lands (scheduled)
  • 1993 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • 1993 After playing 12 Tests for Australia, fast bowler Michael Whitney plays his final day in 1st class cricket for NSW in a tour match loss v New Zealand in Newcastle
  • 1993 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
  • 1993 The Maastricht Treaty, the Treaty on European Union comes into effect
  • 1994 Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children
  • 1994 Chicago Bulls retire Michael Jordan's jersey #23 in a 2-hour ceremony at the United Center
  • 1995 "Tempest" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 71 performances
  • 1996 Philadelphia 76ers inaugurate NBA season with opening of the CoreStates Center before 20,444; largest crowd to see a basketball game in state of Pennsylvania; lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 111-103
  • 1996 Shaquille O'Neil makes his Hollywood debut as Los Angeles Lakers beat Phoenix Suns, 96-82 at the Forum, Inglewood; O'Neil scores 23 points and pulls down 14 rebounds in 35 minutes

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997 "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
  • 1997 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
  • 1997 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
  • 1998 The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.
  • 1998 Finnish McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to claim his first World F1 Drivers title; wins Championship by 14 points from Michael Schumacher
  • 1998 Steve Young and Jerry Rice hook up for their 80th career touchdown in Niners' 36-22 loss to GB Packers at Lambeau Field; eclipse previous NFL mark held by Miami Dolphins tandem Dan Marino & Mark Clayton

  • 2000 Pat Riley becomes only 2nd coach in NBA history to accumulate 1,000 regular season victories when Miami Heat open season with a 105-79 victory v Orlando Magic; Lenny Wilkens is first to achieve the mark
  • 2001 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
  • 2003 Arkansas beats Kentucky 71-63 in 7 OTs at Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington; ties NCAA record for longest game in college football history
  • 2003 John Gagliardi ties Eddie Robinson as college football's career victory leader with his 408th win, guiding Division III St. John's to a 15-12 victory over St.Thomas at St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2003 University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald establishes a new NCAA record with a touchdown reception in his 14th straight game as Pittsburgh beats Boston College, 24-13 at Alumni Stadium
  • 2004 "That's What I Love About Sunday" single released by Craig Morgan (Billboard Song of the Year 2005)
  • 2005 First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.
  • 2007 Joe Torre, the winningest manager in MLB postseason history, moves from one storied franchise (NY Yankees) to another (LA Dodgers), agreeing to a 3-year, $13 million contract
  • 2007 5-time Grand Slam tennis winner Martina Hingis admits testing positive for cocaine during Wimbledon; maintains innocence; retires from tennis; no desire for fight with anti-doping authorities
  • 2009 British Mercedes driver Jenson Button finishes 3rd in inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to win his first World F1 Drivers title by 11 points from Sebastian Vettel
  • 2010 San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first Baseball World Series since relocating from NYC in 1958; SF shortstop Édgar Rentería MVP

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2011 Danielle Steel’s novel “Hotel Vendome” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 2012 Google's Gmail becomes the world's most popular email service
  • 2012 22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012 Yellow fever kills 32 people and sickens 50 more in Darfur, Sudan
  • 2012 Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an "honour killing" in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • 2012 Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe's first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang
  • 2012 2 Iranian fighter jets fire on a US General Atomics MQ-1 Predator drone in international air space
  • 2012 46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins
  • 2013 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: London Bridge, Outstrip, Goldencents, Chriselliam, Beholder
  • 2014 Australian A-League soccer club Western Sydney Wanderers draw 0-0 with Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh to win the AFC Champions League, 1-0 on aggregate
  • 2014 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Take Charge Brandi, Dayatthespa, Judy The Beauty, Bobby's Kitten, Texas Red, Main Sequence, Work All Week, Karakontie, Bayern
  • 2015 Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet's Davutoglus Justice and Development Party regains its parliamentary majority in a surprise result
  • 2015 Kansas City Royals win their first Baseball World Series since 1985; rally in the 9th and then break away in 12th to beat Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; Royals catcher Salvador Perez Series MVP
  • 2017 UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns due to his behavior towards women, part of wider scandal of sexual harassment by UK politicians
  • 2017 Houston Astros win their first Baseball World Series; beat LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; Astros outfielder George Springer III MVP
  • 2017 Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29