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November 1995 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M
  • Nov 5 STS 73 (Columbia 18), lands

MurderAssassination Attempt

Nov 5 André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien


Nov 6 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Nov 7 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM
  • Nov 10 In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces
  • Nov 12 NY MTA raises subway & bus fares from $1.25 to $1.50
  • Nov 12 STS 74 (Atlantis 15), launches into orbit
  • Nov 15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
  • Nov 16 US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson's disease

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother undergoes hip surgery

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • Nov 19 Keelin Curnuck, 23, Ms Venus Swimwear 1994, crowned Miss NY USA
  • Nov 19 Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16
  • Nov 20 FDA approves new therapy for use as an initial AIDS treatment, 3TC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Princess Diana admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Nov 20 NASA Space Shuttle STS 74 (Atlantis 15), lands back at Kennedy Space Center
  • Nov 21 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • Nov 21 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
  • Nov 22 Rosemary West found guilty in England of killing 10 women
  • Nov 22 OPEC states that it will roll over its current oil production quota of 25.42 million barrels per day
  • Nov 24 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
  • Nov 26 New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
  • Nov 28 James Brady, former white house press secretary, suffers a heart attack

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 29 US President Bill Clinton lifts ban on exports of oil from the Alaskan North Slope; the ban was imposed after the oil embargo by Arab oil producers in 1973

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Nov 30 Official end of Operation Desert Storm

Weddings in History

  • Nov 18 Prince Joachim of Denmark (26) weds first wife Alexandra Christina Manley (31) at the Frederiksborg Palace Church in Denmark

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Brian Lenihan, snr, Irish politician and minister, dies at 64
  • Nov 1 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, British critic and writer (co-author of The Record Guide), dies at 88
  • Nov 1 James Ralph Darling, teacher, dies at 96
  • Nov 1 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53
  • Nov 2 Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, Columbian politician (helped write Colombian Constitution), assassinated at 76
  • Nov 2 Florence Greenberg, record company founder, dies at 82
  • Nov 2 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russian Orthodox Priest, dies at 68
  • Nov 2 Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83
  • Nov 3 Arthur George Bottomley, politician, dies at 88
  • Nov 3 Gordon S. Fahrni, Canadian physician and President of the Canadian Medical Association, dies at 108
  • Nov 4 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher, dies at 70

MurderYitzhak Rabin

Nov 4 Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95) and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir at 73

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Nov 6 Philip Rawson, English curator, artist and teacher, dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian, dies at 82
  • Nov 8 Neil Blaney, Irish politician, dies at 73
  • Nov 9 F. G. Emmison, British archivist and historian, dies at 88
  • Nov 10 Boty Goodwin, British artist, dies at 29
  • Nov 10 Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian writer and environmentalist, dies at 54
  • Nov 11 Jean-Louis Curtis [Albert Laffitte], French novelist (The Forests of the Night), dies at 78
  • Nov 11 Charles Scribner Jr, American publisher, dies at 74
  • Nov 11 Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (Christian Democratic National Peasants' Party), dies while undergoing treatment for lung cancer at 79
  • Nov 11 René Wellek, Czech-American writer (Concepts of Criticism), dies at 92
  • Nov 12 Curley Fox, fiddler, dies at 85
  • Nov 12 Jack Mann, British fighter pilot and hostage, kidnapped by Islamists in Lebanon in May 1989, dies at 81
  • Nov 12 Marion Pitt, social worker/writer, dies at 56
  • Nov 14 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Nov 14 John Lee Admiral-Barber, dies at 90
  • Nov 15 Eve Perrick, journalist, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Billy Hughes, British educationist and Labour Party politician, dies at 81
  • Nov 16 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66
  • Nov 17 John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist, dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Marguerite Young, writer, dies at 87
  • Nov 18 Miron Grindea, literary editor, dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Gwen Swire, socila worker, dies at 61
  • Nov 20 Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, Sudanese academic/activist, dies at 50
  • Nov 21 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Nov 21 George Ivan Smith, diplomat, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  • Nov 22 John Putz, journalist, dies at 89
  • Nov 22 Norman Potter, English cabinetmaker, designer and writer, dies at 72

Person of interestRaymond Dart

Nov 22 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), dies at 95 [1]

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Raymond Dart
  • Nov 22 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (National Welfare Rights Association), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
  • Nov 26 Charles Warrell, English schoolteacher and creator of the I-Spy books, dies at 106
  • Nov 26 Max Fernandez, businessman/politician, dies at 52
  • Nov 26 Sydney Dawson Bailey, pacifist/campaigner, dies at 79
  • Nov 26 Terri Jewell, writer, dies at 40
  • Nov 27 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker, dies at 75
  • Nov 27 Simon Bailey, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, dies at 40
  • Nov 29 Irene Ighodar, Sierra Leonean doctor and social reformer, dies at 79
  • Nov 29 Stone Cates, fictional character on General Hospital, dies of AIDS
  • Nov 30 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, teacher and trade unionist, dies at 66