What Happened on November 1, 1986

Historical Events

  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile
  • Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine

Famous Birthdays

  • Penn Badgley, American actor (Dan Humphrey - Gossip Girl), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Weddings

Kirby Puckett

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

Famous Deaths

  • Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (Anerca), dies at 57
  • Sippie Wallace [Beulah Belle Thomas], American blues singer ("Women Be Wise"), dies on her 88th birthday
1986 Highlights

About November 1, 1986

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
  • UK #1 Song: Every Loser Wins - Nick Berry