On This Day

November 1993 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • Nov 1 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
  • Nov 1 The Maastricht Treaty, the Treaty on European Union comes into effect
  • Nov 2 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of New Jersey
  • Nov 2 Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
  • Nov 2 Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • Nov 4 Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Nov 4 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • Nov 9 Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
  • Nov 9 Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.
  • Nov 10 Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 13 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • Nov 13 Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
  • Nov 13 Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
  • Nov 14 Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state
  • Nov 15 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
  • Nov 15 Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
  • Nov 15 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Nov 17 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
  • Nov 17 US House of Representatives approve Nafta

BattleCoup d'état

Nov 17 General Sani Abacha leads a military coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • Nov 18 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
  • Nov 18 Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
  • Nov 18 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives
  • Nov 18 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
  • Nov 19 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • Nov 19 Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
  • Nov 20 Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed

MurderMurder of Interest

Nov 20 Winnie Mandela's driver and bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • Nov 20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • Nov 21 Neo-fascist MSI wins 36% of municipal elections in Rome
  • Nov 24 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
  • Nov 24 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
  • Nov 24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • Nov 25 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • Nov 25 Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
  • Nov 28 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Weddings in History

  • Nov 26 Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Divorces in History

  • Nov 4 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), dies at 63
  • Nov 1 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • Nov 1 Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American physician and biochemist (Nobel 1959), dies at 88
  • Nov 2 P A Jacob Mees, Dutch banker (Mees & Hope), dies at about 86
  • Nov 3 Duncan Gibbins, director (Fire With Fire), dies in California fire at 41
  • Nov 3 Aidan Crawley, British journalist and politician (Labour MP 1945-51), dies at 85
  • Nov 4 Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, murdered at 78
  • Nov 4 Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen, Dutch journalist (Beehive), dies at 62
  • Nov 4 Ely Landau, American television and film producer (Play of the Week; Long Day's Journey into Night; King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis), dies of stroke at 73
  • Nov 4 Jose L Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
  • Nov 5 Maurice Cranston, English philosopher and political scientist (John Locke biographies), dies at 73
  • Nov 8 Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 9 Gerald Thomas, director (Carry on), dies at 72

Person of interestH. R. Haldeman

Nov 11 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, dies at 67

Nixon's White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman
Nixon's White House Chief of Staff
H. R. Haldeman
  • Nov 13 Jose Toirkens, journalist (Slogan, NRC), dies at 48
  • Nov 14 Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies
  • Nov 15 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies
  • Nov 15 Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered
  • Nov 15 Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
  • Nov 16 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • Nov 17 Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian politician, dies at 67
  • Nov 20 Christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Emile Ardolino, American director (Dirty Dancing), dies at 50 of AIDs
  • Nov 21 Emile Ardolino, director (Sister Act), dies of AIDS at 50
  • Nov 21 Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59

Person of interestAnthony Burgess

Nov 22 Anthony Burgess, British novelist and essayist (A Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess
  • Nov 23 Gerarda Rueter, Dutch sculptor, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • Nov 24 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • Nov 24 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
  • Nov 26 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Izz-Danish al-Qassem-leader, shot to death
  • Nov 26 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist and sculptor, dies at 69
  • Nov 28 Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23
  • Nov 28 Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25
  • Nov 29 JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
  • Nov 29 Jack Longland, British director of education (Derbyshire), dies at 88
  • Nov 30 Bob Wolf, agent (New Kids on the Block, Larry Bird), dies
  • Nov 30 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)