What Happened in November 1980

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Nov 3 Ianford Wilson's "5th of July" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 3 Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's
  • Nov 4 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
  • Nov 4 Libyan invasion in Chad

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Nov 4 Ronald Reagan (R) defeats incumbant US President Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Nov 4 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
  • Nov 4 Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards
  • Nov 8 Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn

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Nov 9 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Nov 9 Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 10 Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare
  • Nov 10 Poland acknowledges Solidarity union
  • Nov 10 Iraq captures southern port of Khorramshahr
  • Nov 11 Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37

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Nov 11 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Nov 12 Baltimore's Steve Stone wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana
  • Nov 12 US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn
  • Nov 13 US spacecraft Voyager 1 sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn
  • Nov 13 Gabriella Brum, 18, of West Germany crowned 30th Miss World; she resigns the next day because she wants to marry her 52 year old boyfriend
  • Nov 14 Guinee-Bissau premier Vieira fires president Luis Cabral
  • Nov 14 Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World
  • Nov 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Nov 15 Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 15 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 17 John Lennon releases "Double Fantasy" album in UK

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 17 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station
  • Nov 18 "Heaven's Gate" premieres

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Nov 18 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Nov 18 Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)

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Nov 19 CBS TV bans Calvin Klein's jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
  • Nov 20 Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight
  • Nov 20 UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for re-editing
  • Nov 20 United Nations Gulf War mediator Olof Palme makes first unsuccessful peace shuttle between Tehran and Baghdad
  • Nov 21 Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill) in the US
  • Nov 21 Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
  • Nov 21 Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns

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Nov 21 John Lennon and Yoko Ono pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Nov 21 MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die
  • Nov 22 Georgia tanker at Pilottown La, spills 1.3 million gallons of oil after an anchor chain caused a ship to leak
  • Nov 23 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
  • Nov 23 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • Nov 23 National Black Independent Party forms
  • Nov 25 Coup in Burkina abolishes constitution
  • Nov 25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Nov 25 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
  • Nov 25 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
  • Nov 25 Upper-Volta military coup under Col Saye Zerbo, president Lamizana flees
  • Nov 26 Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building

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Nov 26 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 27 Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
  • Nov 29 45th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-18 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • Nov 30 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 30 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • Nov 30 Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Nov 4 Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
  • Nov 4 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
  • Nov 4 Richard Owens, American football player
  • Nov 4 Marcy Rylan, American actress
  • Nov 5 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
  • Nov 5 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 5 Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen
  • Nov 7 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
  • Nov 7 James Franklin, New Zealand Cricket player
  • Nov 7 Luciana Salazar, Argentine model and actress
  • Nov 8 Ana Vidovic, classical guitarist
  • Nov 8 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer

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Nov 9 Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

TV Personality & Model Vanessa Minnillo
TV Personality & Model
Vanessa Minnillo
  • Nov 9 James Harper, English footballer
  • Nov 9 Dominique Maltais, Quebec snowboarder
  • Nov 10 Calvin Chen, One of the four members of the Taiwanese boy band, Fei Lun Hai/Fahrenhiet
  • Nov 10 Troy Bell, American basketball player
  • Nov 10 Donté Stallworth, American football player
  • Nov 11 Willie Parker, American football player
  • Nov 12 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler

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Nov 12 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

  • Nov 13 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Nov 13 François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater
  • Nov 14 Margot Contois, Marquette Mich, dance skater (& Robert Peal)
  • Nov 14 Brock Pierce, American actor
  • Nov 15 Ace Young, American singer
  • Nov 16 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player
  • Nov 16 Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier
  • Nov 16 Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist,48 kg. wrestling
  • Nov 17 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 17 Brad Bradley, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 17 Mercedes Martinez, professional wrestler
  • Nov 18 François Duval, Belgian rally driver
  • Nov 18 Junichi Okada, Japanese singer (V6)
  • Nov 18 Dustin Kensrue, American Singer/Songwriter (Thrice)
  • Nov 18 Luke Chadwick, English footballer
  • Nov 19 Courtney Anderson, American football player
  • Nov 19 Adele Silva, English actress
  • Nov 20 James Chambers, English footballer
  • Nov 21 Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Nov 21 Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
  • Nov 21 Hank Blalock, American baseball player
  • Nov 21 Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • Nov 21 Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong Actress
  • Nov 22 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • Nov 22 Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)
  • Nov 23 David Britz, American nano-technologist
  • Nov 23 Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
  • Nov 24 Beth Phoenix, American professional wrestler
  • Nov 25 Kushan Liyanarachchi, Sri Lankan, prominent Live Buddhism Practitioner
  • Nov 25 Josh Lomberger, American professional wrestling backstage interviewer
  • Nov 25 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • Nov 26 Jessica Bowman, Walnut Creek California, actress (Colleen Cooper-Dr Quinn)
  • Nov 26 Delilah Cotto, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and model
  • Nov 26 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
  • Nov 27 Michael Yardy, English cricketer
  • Nov 28 Stuart Taylor, British footballer
  • Nov 28 Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria)
  • Nov 30 Jamie Ashdown, English footballer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 11 Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

Novelist Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer
  • Nov 24 Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri
  • Nov 27 British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Edith Bunker, character on "All in the Family", dies

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Nov 2 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Nov 3 Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
  • Nov 4 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 6 Mary Michael, actress (Biridie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77

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Nov 7 Steve McQueen, actor (Tom Horn, Bullitt), dies at 50

  • Nov 7 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, dies at 73
  • Nov 9 Carmel Myers, actress (Carmel Myers Show), dies at 79
  • Nov 9 Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), dies at 65
  • Nov 12 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer, dies at 85
  • Nov 12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident, dies at 42
  • Nov 12 Haya van Someren-Downer, Dutch MP, dies at 54
  • Nov 16 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), suicide at 37
  • Nov 16 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • Nov 18 Conn Smythe, NHL coach 1927-1931 (b. 1895)
  • Nov 21 Jim Parks Sr, Kent cricket all-rounder (only Test for England), dies
  • Nov 22 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • Nov 22 Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

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Nov 22 Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

Actress Mae West
Mae West
  • Nov 22 Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • Nov 23 Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • Nov 23 Thien-an Thich, Zen teacher/Vietnamese Rinzai line, dies in LA at 54
  • Nov 24 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
  • Nov 24 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • Nov 26 Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53
  • Nov 27 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)

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Nov 29 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day