On This Day

November 1986 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
  • Nov 3 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • Nov 3 Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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
  • Nov 13 NASA launches space vehicle S-199
  • Nov 13 US President Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran
  • Nov 14 FCC issues Notice Of Apparent Liability to WYSP Philadelphia
  • Nov 14 SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
  • 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
  • Nov 24 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arms deal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Aaron H. Swartz, computer programmer and internet activist (Demand Progress), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Nov 25 Amber Hagerman, American kidnapping and murder victim, basis of the Amber Alert system (d. 1996)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 E. Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)

Person of interestVyacheslav Molotov

Nov 8 Vyacheslav Molotov [Skryabin], Russian politician (Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1939-49, 1953-6), dies at 96

Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov
Soviet Foreign Minister
Vyacheslav Molotov
  • Nov 13 Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker's union leader, murdered
  • Nov 17 Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
  • Nov 20 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher, dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Nov 26 Betico Croes, Arubian politician, dies in an accident at 48