November 1985 calendar

November 1985

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 1985.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 1985: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1985?


  • 01 Nov 1985 Netherlands decides definative sites for cruise missiles
  • 03 Nov 1985 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
  • 05 Nov 1985 News opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 06 Nov 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
  • 08 Nov 1985 Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
  • 09 Nov 1985 News closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 10 Nov 1985 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 11 Nov 1985 1st AIDS theme TV movie - An Early Frost
  • 12 Nov 1985 Secretary in Ann Arbor Michigan wounded by package bomb
  • 13 Nov 1985 Dwight Gooden, youngest 20-game winner in Major League Baseball, wins Cy Young award.
  • 14 Nov 1985 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • 15 Nov 1985 In separate events, mail bombs kill two people in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 17 Nov 1985 Howard Stern begins broadcasting on 92.3 WXRK FM, New York
  • 18 Nov 1985 Dwight Gooden (NL) and Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young
  • 19 Nov 1985 President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time
  • 20 Nov 1985 New York Yankees' Don Mattingly named American League Most Valuable Player.
  • 21 Nov 1985 United States Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying after being caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations. He is subsequently sentenced to life in prison.
  • 22 Nov 1985 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-C
  • 23 Nov 1985 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
  • 24 Nov 1985 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
  • 25 Nov 1985 White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
  • 26 Nov 1985 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B) - Atlantis 2 is launched
  • 27 Nov 1985 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 28 Nov 1985 6th Belgium government of Martens forms
  • 29 Nov 1985 Ibero-American States Organization for Education, Science and Culture (Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación la Ciencia y la Cultura) (OEI) created.
  • 06 Nov 1985 Colombian conflict, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1985?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Part-Time Loveryoutube
  2. - Miami Vice Themeyoutube
  3. - We Built This Cityyoutube
  4. - Separate Lives
  5. - You Belong To The City

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Power Of Love
  2. - If I Was
  3. - A Good Heart
  4. - Trapped
  5. - Take On Me


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1985?

A Maggot by John Fowles

A Maggot


John Fowles' prologue tells us that A Maggot was born from a vision of five travelers riding in remote areas with a mysterious purpose.

Living With The Kennedys by Marcia Chellis

Living With The Kennedys


Living with the Kennedys: The Joan Kennedy Story

World'S Fair by E. L. Doctorow

World'S Fair


"Something very close to magic." The Los Angeles TimesAn extraordinary novel about a young boy's experience in New York City during the 1930s. It is a vivid recreation of the sights and sounds of New York City.

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut



"A wild genealogical adventure. . . Vonnegut is a postmodern Mark Twain ."--The New York Times Book ReviewGalapagos transports the reader back one billion years to A.D.

Secrets by Danielle Steel



Danielle Steel is America's #1 best-selling novelist. She has captured millions with novels like Family Album, Full Circle and Changes.