What Happened in November 1985

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
  • Nov 1 Nostalgia Television begins on cable
  • Nov 2 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
  • Nov 3 Argentine presdent Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections
  • Nov 3 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 36th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 20 points
  • Nov 5 "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances

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Nov 5 CBS' premiere of TV made Lucille Ball drama "Stone Pillow"

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
  • Nov 6 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
  • Nov 6 M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
  • Nov 6 Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • Nov 6 Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
  • Nov 7 Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
  • Nov 8 Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
  • Nov 9 "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 9 Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion aged 22

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Nov 9 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • Nov 9 Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
  • Nov 10 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 11 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC
  • Nov 11 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
  • Nov 11 Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
  • Nov 12 R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane
  • Nov 12 STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Nov 12 Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb
  • Nov 12 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct
  • Nov 13 Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
  • Nov 13 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
  • Nov 14 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • Nov 14 Holmfriour Karlsdottir of Iceland, 22, crowned 35th Miss World
  • Nov 14 Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed
  • Nov 15 A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

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Nov 16 President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 17 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
  • Nov 17 NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
  • Nov 17 NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"
  • Nov 17 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 18 Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
  • Nov 18 Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
  • Nov 18 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)

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Nov 18 Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Nov 19 Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 US President Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
  • Nov 19 In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco
  • Nov 20 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
  • Nov 20 Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
  • Nov 22 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
  • Nov 22 Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens
  • Nov 22 PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election
  • Nov 23 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
  • Nov 23 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
  • Nov 24 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
  • Nov 24 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
  • Nov 25 White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

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Nov 26 Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 27 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
  • Nov 28 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • Nov 30 50th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-23 in Birmingham

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Dizzee Rascal, English rapper
  • Nov 4 Marcell Jansen, German footballer
  • Nov 5 Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
  • Nov 5 Kate DeAraugo, Australian Idol 2005
  • Nov 8 Jack Osbourne, English television star
  • Nov 10 David Lee Rohr Jr, transplant donor
  • Nov 10 Giovonnie Samuels, American television actress
  • Nov 10 Ricki-Lee Coulter, Australian singer
  • Nov 11 Jessica Sierra, American Idol season 4 finalist
  • Nov 11 Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player
  • Nov 13 Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Nov 14 Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 18 Christian Siriano, American fashion designer
  • Nov 19 Chris Eagles, English footballer
  • Nov 20 Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver
  • Nov 20 Dan Byrd, American actor
  • Nov 21 Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer

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Nov 21 Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer ("Call Me Maybe"), born in Mission, British Columbia

  • Nov 22 Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • Nov 23 Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater
  • Nov 24 Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
  • Nov 24 Tony Hunt, National Football League player
  • Nov 26 Lil' Fizz, American singer
  • Nov 27 Alison Pill, Canadian actress
  • Nov 27 Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir, Icelandic singer
  • Nov 28 Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer
  • Nov 29 Taguchi Junnosuke, Japanese idol (KAT-TUN)
  • Nov 29 Shannon Brown, American basketball player
  • Nov 30 Kaley Cuoco, American actress (The Big Bang Theory), born in Camarillo, California

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 8 Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

Author Ken Follett
Ken Follett

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
  • Nov 5 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 6 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 8 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 9 Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • Nov 9 Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs
  • Nov 10 Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Philadelphia Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident
  • Nov 13 George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • Nov 15 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), dies at 90
  • Nov 16 John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
  • Nov 17 Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Nov 19 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • Nov 19 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • Nov 20 Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65
  • Nov 21 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • Nov 24 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • Nov 24 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • Nov 25 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Nov 25 Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • Nov 25 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, dies at 73
  • Nov 26 Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Fernand Braudel, French historian, dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71