Today in History for November 1985

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 61 of 61

1st - Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
1st - Nostalgia Television begins on cable
2nd - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
3rd - Argentine presdent Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections
3rd - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
3rd - 36th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 20 points
5th - "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances
5th - CBS' premiere of TV made Lucille Ball drama "Stone Pillow"
6th - 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
6th - Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
6th - M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
6th - Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
7th - Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
8th - Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
9th - "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances
Comedienne/Actress Lucille BallComedienne/Actress Lucille Ball 9th - Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion aged 22
9th - Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba
9th - Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
10th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
11th - 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC
11th - Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
11th - Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
12th - R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane
12th - STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad
12th - Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb
12th - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct
13th - Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
13th - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
Cricketer Richard HadleeCricketer Richard Hadlee 14th - Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
14th - Holmfriour Karlsdottir of Iceland, 22, crowned 35th Miss World
14th - Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed
15th - A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
16th - President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
17th - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
17th - NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
17th - NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"
17th - 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
18th - Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
18th - Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 18th - Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)
18th - Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"
19th - Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport" premieres in NYC
19th - US President Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
19th - In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco
20th - NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
20th - Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
22nd - Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
22nd - Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens
22nd - PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election
23rd - 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
23rd - Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
24th - 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 24th - Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
25th - White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
26th - 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
26th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
26th - Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
27th - Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
27th - Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
28th - 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
30th - 50th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-23 in Birmingham

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 29 of 29

1st - Dizzee Rascal, English rapper
4th - Marcell Jansen, German footballer
5th - Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
5th - Kate DeAraugo, Australian Idol 2005
8th - Jack Osbourne, English television star
10th - David Lee Rohr Jr, transplant donor
10th - Giovonnie Samuels, American television actress
10th - Ricki-Lee Coulter, Australian singer
11th - Jessica Sierra, American Idol season 4 finalist
11th - Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player
13th - Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
14th - Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
18th - Christian Siriano, American fashion designer
19th - Chris Eagles, English footballer
20th - Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver
20th - Dan Byrd, American actor
21st - Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
Singer Carly Rae JepsenSinger Carly Rae Jepsen (21st) 21st - Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer ("Call Me Maybe"), born in Mission, British Columbia
22nd - Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
23rd - Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater
24th - Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
24th - Tony Hunt, National Football League player
26th - Lil' Fizz, American singer
27th - Alison Pill, Canadian actress
27th - Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir, Icelandic singer
28th - Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer
29th - Taguchi Junnosuke, Japanese idol (KAT-TUN)
29th - Shannon Brown, American basketball player
30th - Kaley Cuoco, American actress (The Big Bang Theory), born in Camarillo, California

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Author Ken FollettAuthor Ken Follett (8th) 8th - Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

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

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