What Happened in November 1985

Historical Events

  • 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

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

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
  • 6th 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
  • 6th M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
  • 6th Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • 6th Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
  • 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
  • 9th Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion aged 22

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

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • 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 Air Force Base
  • 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
  • 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.

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16th 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
  • 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
  • 18th Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)

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18th Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 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
  • 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

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

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 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

  • 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

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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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Author Ken Follett
Ken Follett

Famous Deaths

  • 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 (Philadelphia 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)
  • 25th Elsa Morante, Italian writer, dies at 73
  • 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