Today in History for November 1998

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 16 of 16

1st - Nichirei Golf International
1st - The European Court of Human Rights is instituted.
8th - Japan Golf Classic
9th - Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
9th - Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.
12th - NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
12th - Then Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.
19th - Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.
19th - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
20th - A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden "a man without a sin" in regard to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
20th - The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
22nd - 86th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24
23rd - Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.
26th - Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.
28th - The people of Albania vote for their new Constitution in a referendum.
30th - Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USDdeal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

24th - Bridger Palmer, American child actor
24th - Brecken Palmer, American child actor

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

6th - "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vanden Berg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
14th - Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada
14th - "Can't Hardly Wait" actor Ethan Embry (20) weds Amelinda Smith
22nd - "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England
28th - "The Truman Show" actor Noah Emmerich (33) weds "The West Wing" actress Melissa Fitzgerald (30) in a tent outside Philadelphia's Memorial Hall
28th - Actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris (58) weds former model Gena O'Kelley (30) at The North Church in Carrolton, Texas

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 24 of 24

2nd - Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
3rd - Bob Kane, comic artist and Batman co-creator (b. 1915)
6th - Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
8th - Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
9th - Ursula Reit, German actress (b. 1914)
10th - Mary Millar, English actress (b. 1936)
11th - Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
13th - Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
13th - Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917)
13th - Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
13th - Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)
15th - Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
15th - Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
17th - Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)
19th - Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
20th - Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician (b. 1946)
22nd - Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)
25th - Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
25th - Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
26th - Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
27th - Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
28th - Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)
29th - Martin Ruane, English professional wrestler (b. 1947)
29th - Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)

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