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

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

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 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

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
  • Nov 28 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter, dies at 76