Historical Events in November 1980

  • 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 sends 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

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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 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