Election campaign in the United States. A 32-second-long Republican election advertisement for Ronald Reagan is shown on US television. more
After more than 150 GDR citizens who want to migrate stay in the West German embassy in Prague, the embassy is temporarily closed because of overcrowding. GDR citizens seeking to migrate have also sought refuge in diplomatic missions of Western states in Warsaw, Budapest and Bucharest.
The body of the priest Jerzy Popieluszko, who is a known "Solidarity" sympathiser, is found in a reservoir near the polish city of Wloclawek. The priest of Warsaw’s St. Stanislaus Kostka Church was abducted and murdered by the Polish intelligence service. Hundreds of thousands bid farewell to the priest at his funeral on 3 November; he becomes a martyr figure.