Today in History for November 1985

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 57 of 57

1st - Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles
1st - Nostalgia Television begins on cable
2nd - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
3rd - Argentine presdent Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections
3rd - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
5th - "News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances
5th - CBS' premiere of TV made Lucille Ball drama "Stone Pillow"
6th - 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
6th - Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
6th - M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
6th - Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards, Calif
7th - Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice
8th - Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
9th - "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances
9th - Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion aged 22
Cricketer Richard HadleeCricketer Richard Hadlee 9th - Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba
9th - Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
10th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
11th - 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC
11th - Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB
11th - Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing
12th - R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane
12th - STS 61-B vehicle moves to launch pad
12th - Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb
12th - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct
13th - Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award
13th - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000
14th - Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
14th - Holmfriour Karlsdottir of Iceland, 22, crowned 35th Miss World
14th - Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts, 1000s killed
15th - A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev 16th - President Reagan arrives in Geneva for a summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
17th - Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM New York, N.Y.
17th - NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
17th - NBC's premiere of controversial TV thriller "Hostage Flight"
18th - Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
18th - Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport
18th - Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC (WXRK 92.3 FM-afternoons)
18th - Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"
19th - Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport" premieres in NYC
19th - US President Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time
20th - NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
20th - Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
22nd - Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 22nd - Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens
22nd - PNP/MAN win Antilian parliamentary election
23rd - 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
23rd - Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
24th - 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
24th - Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
25th - White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
26th - 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched
26th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
26th - Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000
27th - Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
27th - Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
28th - 6th Belgium government of Martens forms

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 29 of 29

1st - Dizzee Rascal, English rapper
4th - Marcell Jansen, German footballer
5th - Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
5th - Kate DeAraugo, Australian Idol 2005
8th - Jack Osbourne, English television star
10th - David Lee Rohr Jr, transplant donor
10th - Giovonnie Samuels, American television actress
10th - Ricki-Lee Coulter, Australian singer
11th - Jessica Sierra, American Idol season 4 finalist
11th - Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player
13th - Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
14th - Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
18th - Christian Siriano, American fashion designer
19th - Chris Eagles, English footballer
20th - Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver
20th - Dan Byrd, American actor
21st - Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
21st - Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer ("Call Me Maybe"), born in Mission, British Columbia
22nd - Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
23rd - Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater
24th - Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
24th - Tony Hunt, National Football League player
26th - Lil' Fizz, American singer
27th - Alison Pill, Canadian actress
27th - Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir, Icelandic singer
28th - Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer
29th - Taguchi Junnosuke, Japanese idol (KAT-TUN)
29th - Shannon Brown, American basketball player
30th - Kaley Cuoco, American actress and model

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Author Ken FollettAuthor Ken Follett (8th) 8th - Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

1st - Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73
5th - Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (b. 1898)
6th - Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), dies of a heart attack at 44
8th - Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
9th - Helen Rose, costume designer, dies at 81
9th - Mary MacLaren, actress (Black Swan), dies at 85 of respiratory probs
10th - Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Phila Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident
13th - George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
15th - Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), dies at 90
16th - John J Sparkmann, (Sen-D-Ala), dies at 85
17th - Jimmy Ritz, actor (Ritz Brothers), dies of heart failure at 81
19th - Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
19th - Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
20th - Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65
21st - Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
24th - Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
24th - Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
25th - Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
25th - Franz Hildebrandt, German Theologian(b. 1909)
26th - Ransom Sherman, comedian (Father of Bride), dies at 87
28th - Fernand Braudel, French historian, dies at 83
29th - Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager, dies at 71

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