Historical Events in November 1986

  • Nov 1 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile
  • Nov 1 Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
  • Nov 2 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

Sports History

Nov 2 German tennis star Boris Becker wins his third tournament in 3 weeks in different continents; beats Sergio Casal of Spain 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the final of the Paris Open after victories in Japan and Australia

New York City Marathon

Nov 2 New York City Marathon: Grete Waitz of Norway wins her 8th NYC event in 2:28:06; Gianni Poli of Italy, men's champion in 2:11:06

  • Nov 3 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • Nov 3 Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique

Album Release

Nov 3 John Lennon's "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 "Just Like the First Time" second studio album by Freddie Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)
  • Nov 6 Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young

Historic Event

Nov 6 President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

  • Nov 6 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • Nov 8 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
  • Nov 9 Pakistan all out for 77 v West Indies at Lahore
  • Nov 10 Bangladeshi Constitution restored

Album Release

Nov 10 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band "Live/1975-85", a 5 LP box set of concert recordings

  • 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

Sports History

Nov 12 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously

  • 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 and Fred Wilpon
  • Nov 14 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Philadelphia
  • Nov 14 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky

Film & TV History

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

Album Release

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

Sports History

Nov 16 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Sports History

Nov 19 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP

  • 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

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 22 20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history when he stops titleholder Trevor Berbick in round 2 at Las Vegas Hilton to earn the WBC title

Sports History

Nov 22 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes the 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

Sports History

Nov 23 Second WTA Tour Championship of the year; change of tennis schedule; Martina Navratilova wins 5th straight and 8th overall title with 7–6, 6–3, 6–2 win over Steffi Graf in NYC

  • 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

Sports History

Nov 25 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year

Historic Event

Nov 25 Oliver North's secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office

  • Nov 26 Trial begins in Israel for John Demjanjuk, accused of being Nazi prison guard "Ivan the Terrible" at Treblinka concentration camp
  • Nov 27 Europa TV, a project of five European public service broadcasters ceases operations after exhausting its budget
  • Nov 28 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
  • Nov 28 OPEC reaches oil production accord
  • Nov 28 US Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
  • 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

Sports History

Nov 30 American-based Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl is first player to make over $10 million in career earnings

  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15; Al Bruno's 2nd Grey Cup win, 1st as head coach, also as a player with 1952 Toronto Argonauts