What Happened in November 1986

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
  • Nov 1 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita
  • Nov 2 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
  • Nov 2 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
  • Nov 2 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • Nov 3 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • Nov 3 Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
  • Nov 3 John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously
  • Nov 3 Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
  • Nov 3 Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US
  • Nov 6 Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young

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Nov 6 President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 6 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • Nov 6 "Just Like the First Time" 2nd studio album by Freddie Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)
  • Nov 8 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
  • Nov 9 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 9 Pakistan all out for 77 v West Indies at Lahore
  • Nov 10 Bangladeshi Constitution restored
  • Nov 11 Houston's Astro Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Suriname government proclaims gold purification
  • Nov 12 France performs nuclear test

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Nov 12 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 13 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
  • Nov 13 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
  • Nov 13 US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
  • Nov 14 Doubleday Publishing sells NY Mets to Nelson Doubleday & Fred Wilpon
  • Nov 14 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Phila
  • Nov 14 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky

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Nov 15 2nd time "Saturday Night Live" uses a time delay (Sam Knison hosts)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 15 Beastie Boys release their debut album "Licensed to Ill" - 1st No. 1 rap album on Billboard charts

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • Nov 16 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 17 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Nov 18 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP

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Nov 19 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 19 Tina Howe's "Coastal Disturbances" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 20 Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees
  • Nov 20 World Health Organization announces first global effort to combat AIDS
  • Nov 21 Central African Republic adopts constitution
  • Nov 21 Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse massacres Moiwana village

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 22 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nov 22 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • Nov 24 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 24 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 24 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
  • Nov 25 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal
  • Nov 25 Oliver North's secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office
  • Nov 28 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
  • Nov 28 US Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
  • Nov 28 OPEC reaches oil production accord
  • Nov 29 51st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 21-17 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • Nov 30 74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15

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Nov 30 Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million in his lifetime

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Penn Badgley, American actor
  • Nov 2 Erika Jo, American musician
  • Nov 2 Lara Sacher, Australian actress
  • Nov 4 Alexz Johnson, Canadian singer and actress
  • Nov 4 Adrian Zaugg, South African racing driver
  • Nov 5 BoA [Kwon Boa], South Korean singer, born in Gyeonggi-do
  • Nov 5 Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • Nov 7 Sol Aranza, Mexican voice actress
  • Nov 8 Aaron H. Swartz, computer programmer and internet activist (Demand Progress), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Nov 10 Josh Peck, American actor
  • Nov 11 François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player
  • Nov 12 Evan Yo, Taiwanese pop singer
  • Nov 15 Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player
  • Nov 15 Jeffree Star, American model, fashion designer, make-up artist and singer-songwriter
  • Nov 16 Saeko, Japanese actress
  • Nov 17 Nani, Portuguese football player
  • Nov 18 Nic Sampson, New Zealand actor
  • Nov 20 Aaron Yan, Taiwanese singer and actor
  • Nov 20 Oli Sykes, English musician
  • Nov 22 Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • Nov 25 Craig Gardner, English footballer
  • Nov 25 Amber Hagerman, American kidnapping and murder victim, basis of the Amber Alert system (d. 1996)
  • Nov 25 Katie Cassidy, American singer and actress
  • Nov 26 Trevor Morgan, American actor
  • Nov 26 Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter
  • Nov 27 Suresh Kumar Raina, Indian cricketer
  • Nov 27 Suresh Raina, Indian cricketer (Gujarat Lions, Chennai Super Kings), born in Muradnagar, India
  • Nov 30 Jordan Farmar, National Basketball Association player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 1 MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 15 Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19 Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • Nov 28 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88
  • Nov 2 Paul Frees [Solomon Hersh Frees], American voice actor (voice of Boris Badenov in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), dies at 66
  • Nov 3 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 4 Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 5 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Nov 5 Claude Jutra, Québécois actor and film director (b. 1930)
  • Nov 6 Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
  • Nov 7 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • Nov 8 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78

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Nov 8 Vyacheslav Molotov [Skryabin], Russian politician (Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-49, 1953-6), dies at 96

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
  • Nov 10 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (b. 1903)
  • Nov 10 Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (b. 1916)
  • Nov 11 Roger C Carmel, actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
  • Nov 13 Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
  • Nov 13 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71
  • Nov 13 Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)
  • Nov 15 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
  • Nov 16 Siobhan McKenna, actress (Doctor Zhivago, Hungry Hill), dies at 63
  • Nov 17 Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71
  • Nov 17 Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
  • Nov 18 Gia Carangi, American model (AIDS) (b. 1960)
  • Nov 21 Jerry Colonna, actor (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 82
  • Nov 21 Marcelino Sanchez, American actor (b. 1957)
  • Nov 21 Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
  • Nov 22 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Nov 22 Robert Sutton Whitney, composer, dies at 82
  • Nov 22 Scatman Crothers, actor (Shining, Zapped), dies at 76
  • Nov 22 William Bradford Huie, American writer (b. 1910)
  • Nov 26 Betico Croes, Arubian politician, dies in an accident at 48
  • Nov 26 Scatman Crothers, singer/actor (Shining, Chico & The Man), dies at 76
  • Nov 27 Steve Tracy, actor (Percival-Little House on Praire), dies at 61
  • Nov 28 Herb Vigran, actor (Ernest-Ed Wynn Show), dies at 76
  • Nov 28 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 76
  • Nov 29 Cary Grant, British-born American actor ('Charade,' 'North by Northwest'), dies in Davenport Iowa at 82
  • Nov 29 Herb Vigran, actor (Vampire, Mark of Vampire), dies