November 1986 calendar

November 1986

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 1986.
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 1986: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1986?


  • 01 Nov 1986 Fire in Sandoz-factory Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine
  • 02 Nov 1986 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
  • 03 Nov 1986 Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 04 Nov 1986 Democrats regain control of the United States Senate for the first time in six years.
  • 05 Nov 1986 USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China -- the first US Naval visit to China since 1949.
  • 06 Nov 1986 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • 08 Nov 1986 Song & Dance closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
  • 09 Nov 1986 Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 10 Nov 1986 Bangladesh Constitution restored
  • 11 Nov 1986 Suriname government proclaims gold purification
  • 12 Nov 1986 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously
  • 13 Nov 1986 Giselle Jeanne-Marie LaRonde of Trinidad, 23, crowned 36th Miss World
  • 14 Nov 1986 Doubleday Publishing sells New York Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon
  • 15 Nov 1986 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay
  • 17 Nov 1986 Oh Coward! opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 18 Nov 1986 Roger Clemens wins AL MVP
  • 19 Nov 1986 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP
  • 20 Nov 1986 Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees
  • 21 Nov 1986 Central African Republic adopts constitution
  • 22 Nov 1986 Wayne Gretzky, of Edmonton Oilers, became 13th NHL player to score 500 goals.
  • 24 Nov 1986 Smile opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 25 Nov 1986 Iran-Contra affair erupts, President Reagan reveals secret arm deal
  • 26 Nov 1986 U.S. President Ronald Reagan announces that former Senator John Tower, former Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft will serve as members of the Special Review Board looking into the Iran-Contra arms scandal (they became known as the Tower Commission). Reagan denies involvement in the scandal.
  • 28 Nov 1986 Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km
  • 30 Nov 1986 Flamenco Puro closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 02 Nov 1986 Lebanon hostage crisis: U.S. hostage David Jacobsen is released in Beirut after 17 months in captivity.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1986?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - True Colorsyoutube
  2. - Amandayoutube
  3. - Humanyoutube
  4. - You Give Love A Bad Name
  5. - Typical Male

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - True Blue
  2. - Take My Breath Away (Love Theme From 'Top Gun')
  3. - Every Loser Wins
  4. - You Keep Me Hangin' Onyoutube
  5. - Rain Or Shine


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1986?

It by Stephen King



Stephen King's classic, terrifying #1 New York Times bestseller is now a major motion movie. It tells the story of seven adults returning to their hometown to face a horror they first encountered as evil that doesn't have a …

Flight Of The Intruder by Stephen Coonts

Flight Of The Intruder


FLIGHT OF THE INTRODER was a smash bestseller and spent more than six months on The New York Times Bestseller List. It became an instant classic.

Through A Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen

Through A Glass Darkly


It lives up to all expectations. It's magnificent!" This classic historical novel is proudly reintroduced by Cleveland Plain Dealer Sourcebooks Landmark. Karleen Koen's epic saga is filled with unforgettable characters, passionate about the extraordinary.

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Necessary Losses



Wanderlust by Danielle Steel



Wanderlust is Audrey Driscoll's story. Audrey, an orphaned child, grew up caring for her eccentric, millionaire grandfather, and her demanding younger sister Annabelle. They assume that she will always be there for them.