On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1986

Historical Events

  • Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique

Album Release

John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously

  • Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran
  • Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Derbyshire, Italian rugby union flanker (24 caps; Benetton Treviso), born in Cecina, Livorno, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • E. Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), dies of cancer at 65
1986 Highlights

About November 3, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Scorpio