Historical Events in November 1986

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

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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

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 3 John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 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 Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young

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Nov 6 President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 6 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • Nov 6 "Just Like the First Time" 2nd studio album by Freddie Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1987)
  • Nov 8 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
  • Nov 9 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

  • Nov 9 Pakistan all out for 77 v West Indies at Lahore
  • Nov 10 Bangladeshi Constitution restored
  • 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

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Nov 12 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 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

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

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • Nov 16 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 17 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Nov 18 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP

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Nov 19 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Nov 22 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

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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

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 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
  • Nov 25 A's Jose Canseco wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal
  • Nov 25 Oliver North's secretary, Fawn Hall, smuggles documents out of his office
  • Nov 28 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
  • Nov 28 US Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time
  • Nov 28 OPEC reaches oil production accord
  • 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
  • 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

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

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl