Issue 126:2017 10 26: What’s on in November 2017(AGGro)

26 October 2017

What’s on in November 2017 …or what you will find in the News?

By AGGro

WED 1st * ALL SAINTS DAY (aka Hallowtide).

* Movember – annual Charity event involving the growing of moustaches during November to raise awareness of men’s health issues e.g. prostate & testicular cancer.

* 100 years ago: WW1- Battle of Tel el Khuweilfe ­­- Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) started the Southern Palestine Offensive, breaking the stalemate with the Turkish Army.

* Sharrron Davies (swimmer and TV presenter) is 55 today.

THURS 2nd * All Souls’ Day – Catholics visit family graves.

* Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to announce interest rates.

* 100 years ago: WW1-  Balfour Declaration: British government supports plans for a Jewish “national home” in Palestine.

* Danny Cipriani (England & Wasps RFU) is 30 today.

FRI 3rd * New Film release: Thor – Ragnarok.

* Roseanne Barr (actress) is 65 & Adam Ant is 63 today.

SAT 4th  * Regent Street Motor Show ‘free-to-view’ show of over 300 cars spanning 125 years.

* Slovakia Elections scheduled for eight self-governing regions.

* Rugby Union:  Barbarians v New Zealand, Twickenham  ko 15:00.

* Rodney Marsh (Australian cricketer) is 65 today.

SUN 5th * GUY FAWKES NIGHT celebration of the foiling of the Gun Powder Plot in 1605 – an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by religiously motivated terrorists.

MON 6th * UN Climate Change Conference. Bonn, Germany – until 17/11.

* Nigel Havers is 68 today.

TUES 7th * House of Commons recess until 13/11.

*  100 years ago: October Revolution begins in Russia -the Bolsheviks seize power.

WED 8th * 30 years ago: Enniskillen bombing: Provisional IRA bomb kills 12 people at a Remembrance Day service.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of Vichy-controlled Morocco and Algeria begins.

French resistance group of 400E fighters neutralise the Vichyist XIXth Army Corps in Algiers.

* Lady Louise Windsor (11th in line to the throne) is 14 today.

THURS 9th  * Schickelstag (day of Fate) in Germany when

– Revolutionary Robert Blum was executed in 1848

– Germany became a Republic in 1918

– Hitler’s Beer hall putsch in 1923

– Kristellnact  -Jewish property destroyed 1939

– Berlin Wall fell in 1989

* Falkland Islands General Election – scheduled to elect all 8 members of the Legislative Assembly.

* New Film release: ‘Paddington 2’.

* Jonathan King is 73 today.

FRI 10th * 75 years ago: WW2 – Germany invades Vichy France – In violation of a 1940 armistice, in response to Admiral François Darlan signing of an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.

* Tim Rice (lyricist) is 73 today.

SAT 11th * ARMISTICE DAY commemorated every year to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War.

* Polish Independence Day there are over 520,000 Poles in the UK.

* Lord Mayor’s Show (Lord Mayor of the City of London as opposed to the elected head of the Greater London Authority, currently Sadiq Khan),

* Rugby Union: Autumn Internationals

– Scotland v Samoa Murrayfield ko 14.30

– England  v Argentina Twickenham  ko 15.00

– Wales v Australia Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ko 17:15

– Ireland v South Africa Aviva Stadium, Dublin ko17:30

* 25 years ago: Church of England allowed women priests.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – End of the siege of Malta – when relief convoys arrive from Alexandria.

* Calista ‘Ally McBeal’ Flockhart is 53 & Leonardo DiCaprio is 43 today.

SUN 12th * REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY for all soldiers killed in war. A 2 minute silence at 11am is traditionally observed. Since the end of World War Two, there has only been one year, during 1968, that no British serviceman was killed in action.

* Formula 1 – Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo.

* Tennis – ATP World Tour Finals, London until 19/11.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Battle of Guadalcanal – USS Juneau is sunk and USS Enterprise planes sink the Japanese battleship Hiei on 13/11/1942.

MON 13th * Somaliland General Elections scheduled to elect the President and House of Representatives.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – British Eighth Army re-captures Tobruk.

TUES 14th  * 500 days until ‘Brexit Effective Day’ on 29th March 2019  (The next UK General Election is scheduled for 5th May 2022 under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011).

* Prince Charles is 69, James Young is 68 & Condoleezza Rice is 63.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – USS Washington sinks the Japanese battleship Kirishima.

WED 15th * 10 years ago: Cyclone Sidr – one of the worst natural disasters in Bangladesh resulting in over 5000E deaths.

* Jared O’Mara  (Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam) is 36 today.

THURS 16th * Regent Street lights ‘switch-on’.

* Rugby League – Women’s World Cup, Australia – until 02/12.

FRI 17th * ‘BBC Children In Need’ – Annual Telethon, 7:30pm – 2am on BBC1. Since 1980 it has raised over £600 million for disabled children and young people in the UK.

* New Film release: Justice League.

* 100 years ago: WW1- Second Battle of Heligoland Bight, North Sea.

* 100 years ago: WW1 – Battle of Jerusalem. The British enter the city on 11th December.

* Martin Scorsese is 70 today.

SAT 18th * Motorcycle Live 2017, NEC Birmingham. Bikes from over 35  manufacturers – until 26/11

* Rugby Union: Autumn Internationals

– Wales v Georgia – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff  ko 14:30

– England v Australia – Twickenham Stadium, London ko15:00

– Scotland v New Zealand – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh ko17:15

– Ireland v Fiji – Aviva Stadium, Dublin ko 17:30

* 50 years ago: British government devalues pound from US equivalent of $2.80 to $2.40.

SUN 19th * Chile General Election scheduled  for presidential, parliamentary and regional candidates.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Operation Uranus, Russian Army attacked the weaker Romanian & Hungarian armies protecting the German 6th Army’s flanks at Stalingrad thus cutting the army off.

* Jodie Foster is 55 today.

MON 20th  * 25 years ago: Fire at Windsor Castle causes £50m damage.

* 100 years ago: WW1- First Battle of Cambrai. A British attack  with 200 tanks leading a Third Army attack on the Hindenburg Line.

* 100 years ago: WW1 – Battle of Ngomano – Germans invade Portuguese East Africa to gain supplies.

TUES 21st * 140 years ago: Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph sound recorder.

WED 22nd * BUDGET to be announced by Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer

* New Film releases: Coco November, Let It Snow  & Murder on the Orient Express.

* Boris Becker is 50 today.


* Cricket – Australia v England, first Ashes Test, Brisbane until 27/1.1

FRI 24th  * BLACK FRIDAY – to combat internet sales, many shops launch pre-emptive deals well ahead of the big day so keep your eyes peeled for early offers.- it’s always the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.

* Tennis: Davis Cup final until 26/11.

* Billy Connnolly is 70 today.

SAT 25th  * Rugby Union: Autumn Internationals

– Scotland v Australia Murrayfield  ko 14:30

– England v Samoa Twickenham  ko 15:00

– Wales v New Zealand Millennium Stadium, ko  17:15

* Imran Khan (Pakistani politician and cricketer) is 65 today.

SUN 26th * Formula 1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (final race of the season).

* 75 years ago: WW2 – ‘Battle of Brisbane’ – serious brawls between US and Australian soldiers broke out in disputes about rations, girls and race.  The news was heavily censored.

* Hillary Benn is 64 today.

MON 27th * Cyber Monday – now an extension to the Black Friday weekend.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – French navy scuttles its ships at Toulon, (Dunkerque & Strasbourg) to keep them from Germans; however the French declined to join the Allied fleets in North African waters.

WED 29th * 50 years ago: British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen.

* Alistair Darling is 64 today.

THURS 30th * ST ANDREW’S DAY patron saint of Scotland, fishermen & golfers.

* 75 years ago: WW2 – Battle of Tassafaronga (off Guadalcanal). Japanese navy sink a US cruiser and damage three others.

* Patrick McLoughlin (Chairman of the Conservative Party & Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster… and the Tories token miner) is 60 and David Laws is 52 today.


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