November 2017 calendar

November 2017

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 2017: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 2017?


  • 01 Nov 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: A Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a market in Sahar District in Yemen's northern Saada Governorate, which is under Houthi control, kills at least 26 people, according to medics and local officials. (Reuters)
  • 02 Nov 2017 Syrian Civil War: Battle of Deir ez-Zor: According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the city of Deir ez-Zor has largely been cleared of ISIS fighters by the Syrian Armed Forces. Deir ez-Zor was the scene of a three-year-long siege until it was broken in September 2017. (The Guardian)
  • 03 Nov 2017 Syrian Civil War: Siege of Deir ez-Zor (2014–17): The Syrian Army (SAA) and allies announce the complete liberation of Deir ez-Zor from ISIL. (Sputnik International)At least nine people are killed and another 23 are injured in Hader, Quneitra Governorate, after a Tahrir al-Sham-operated car bomb detonates inside the town. (Reuters)
  • 04 Nov 2017 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Houthi rebels in Yemen fire a ballistic missile at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The missile was shot down, according to Saudi officials, with no resulting injuries or damage.(BBC News) (The New York Times)
  • 05 Nov 2017 Yemeni Civil War: Aden unrest: A suicide bombing in Aden kills at least five government soldiers. (Al Jazeera)
  • 06 Nov 2017 2017 Saudi Arabian anti-corruption arrests: Investors react poorly to the arrest of Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, one of the world's wealthiest men. (BBC)
  • 07 Nov 2017 Air quality in Delhi: A blanket of thick grey smog covers the Indian capital, Delhi, with some areas 30 times more polluted than the World Health Organization's recommended limit, one year after a similar smog. (BBC)
  • 08 Nov 2017 Syrian Civil War: 2017 Abu Kamal offensive: The Syrian Army and its allies capture Abu Kamal from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (Deutsche Welle)
  • 09 Nov 2017 Yemeni Civil War, Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: A senior UN official warns that Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries do not resume. (BBC)
  • 10 Nov 2017 A driver intentionally drives into a group of students near Toulouse, France. Three injured people are taken to hospital. A suspect has been arrested. Police are not treating this incident as connected to terrorism. (BBC) (CNN)
  • 11 Nov 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): 2017 Western Iraq campaign: The Iraqi Armed Forces launch an offensive to recapture the last ISIL stronghold in Iraq, Rawa. (BBC)Mass graves containing at least 400 bodies have been found near Hawija, an Iraqi city that was occupied by ISIL until last month. (BBC)
  • 12 Nov 2017 2017 in the Central African Republic: A grenade attack at a peace concert in Bangui, Central African Republic, kills seven and injures 20. (Reuters)
  • 13 Nov 2017 Border incidents involving North Korea: A Korean People's Army soldier defects to South Korea via the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). He was shot and injured by fellow North Korean soldiers as he crossed to the South Korean side at Panmunjom, and has been taken to hospital. (BBC)
  • 14 Nov 2017 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état: Soldiers directing traffic and at least six APCs have been spotted around Harare, a day after General Constantino Chiwenga intervened in attempt to prevent a purge within the ruling ZANU-PF party. The party has accused the general of treason. (Reuters)
  • 15 Nov 2017 Works by Leonardo da Vinci: Salvator Mundi, a painting generally attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, is sold at auction Christie's in New York City for US$450.3 million; setting a new record for the sale of an original work of art. (The Guardian)
  • 16 Nov 2017 South Sudanese Civil War: Rival factions within the ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement sign the "Declaration of Unification" in Cairo, Egypt. (Sudan Tribune)
  • 17 Nov 2017 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): 2017 Western Iraq campaign: The Iraqi Army captures the town of Rawa from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It was the last town held by ISIL in Iraq. (AP)
  • 18 Nov 2017 Disappearance of ARA San Juan: The Argentine Navy continues searching in the South Atlantic for the ARA San Juan submarine, which went missing on 15 November 2017. (Reuters via US News and World Report)
  • 19 Nov 2017 Syrian Civil War: 2017 Abu Kamal offensive: Syrian government troops and allied militia retake Abu Kamal, ISIL's last urban stronghold in Syria. (Daily Mail)
  • 20 Nov 2017 Economy of the United States: The U.S. Department of Justice files a lawsuit blocking the potential merger of AT&T and Time Warner. (CNN)
  • 21 Nov 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: An estimated 50 people are killed when a suicide bomber attacks a mosque during morning prayers in Mubi, Nigeria. (The Guardian)
  • 22 Nov 2017 Counter-terrorism in Georgia: Explosions and gunfire are heard in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi amidst counter-terrorism operations. One security guard and 3 terrorists are killed. (Al Jazeera)
  • 23 Nov 2017 Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano sends a cloud of smoke, ash and steam around 5,900 feet (1798 meters) above the peak, the largest eruption since 2013. (Yahoo! News) (El Universal)
  • 24 Nov 2017 2017 Sinai mosque attack: At least 305 people are killed, and over 128 wounded, in a bomb and gun attack at a mosque near Arish, Egypt. (BBC)
  • 25 Nov 2017 Russia–United States relations: Russian President Vladimir Putin signs into law amendments that allow foreign media outlets in Russia to be listed as foreign agents. Earlier this month, RT America has been forced to be registered as a foreign agent in the United States. (CNN) (Reuters)
  • 26 Nov 2017 Syrian Civil War: Russian airstrikes hit residential buildings in the ISIS-held village of Al-Shafah in Deir Ezzor province, killing at least 53 civilians, including 21 children. (Japan Times)
  • 27 Nov 2017 Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Prince Harry announces his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle. (NBC News)
  • 28 Nov 2017 2017 North Korean missile tests: North Korea fires another missile in a test, landing in the Sea of Japan. (BBC)
  • 29 Nov 2017 2017 in archaeology: Archaeologists from the University of Leicester announce the discovery of evidence that Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain started in Pegwell Bay, Kent. (BBC)
  • 30 Nov 2017 Aftermath of the 14 October 2017 Mogadishu bombings: A Somali committee determined that the death toll of the twin bombing in Mogadishu last October is way higher than expected, rising up to 512. This makes the attack the third-deadliest terrorist attack worldwide. (Reuters)
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Which were the top hits in November 2017?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Rockstar
  2. - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
  3. - Havana
  4. - 1-800-273-8255
  5. - Gucci Gang


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Active Adults

Active Adults

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Aaron Fisher-Cohen

Starring: Jonathan Rosen, Lola Kirke, Dominic Chianese, Joanna Merlin



Release year: 2017

Directed by: Michelle Ouellet

Starring: David Alpay, Sara Canning, Kaniehtiio Horn, Andrew Francis

Painted Woman

Painted Woman

Release year: 2017

Directed by: James Cotten

Starring: Stef Dawson, Matt Dallas, Kiowa Gordon, David Thomas Jenkins

Justice League

Justice League

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in November 2017?
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Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Leonardo da Vinci


A #1 New York Times bestseller “A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.”

The Rooster Bar by John Grisham

The Rooster Bar


Three law school students, drowning in debt, decide to expose the hedge-fund operator behind a chain of shady, third-tier law schools ? including their own

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! by Ree Drummond

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!


#1 New York Times BestsellerGoodReads Choice Award Semi FinalistFor home cooks, nothing beats preparing a long, leisurely dinner for your family, stirring slowly, seasoning gradually, and savoring every flavorful step.Screeeeeech!

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit


New York Times Bestseller A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball.With

Wonder by R.J. Palacio



NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN WILSON, AND JACOB TREMBLAY!Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. …