November 1985 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
  • Nov 3 President Alfonsín's Radical Burgerunie wins in Argentine legislative elections
  • 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 Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion aged 22
  • Nov 9 Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
  • 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 STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Nov 12 Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb
  • Nov 13 Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
  • Nov 13 Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000
  • 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
  • Nov 17 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
  • 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)
  • Nov 19 Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 19 In the largest civil verdict in US history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco
  • 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 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
  • Nov 26 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
  • Nov 26 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
  • Nov 5 Kate DeAraugo, Australian Idol 2005
  • Nov 10 David Lee Rohr Jr, transplant donor
  • Nov 18 Christian Siriano, American fashion designer
  • Nov 24 Tony Hunt, National Football League player
  • Nov 29 Taguchi Junnosuke, Japanese idol (KAT-TUN)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
  • Nov 9 Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
  • 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 24 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
  • Nov 25 Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
  • Nov 25 Elsa Morante, Italian writer, dies at 73
  • Nov 28 Fernand Braudel, French historian, dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71