List of events which occurred on the 3rd of November.
- The morse code for SOS is established as a distress signal.
- The Chevrolet automobile company is incorporated.
- The dog Laika is launched into Earth orbit aboard the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. (TOS novel: Mission to Horatius)
- NASA's Mariner 10 space probe is launched.
- Bill Clinton defeats incumbent George H. W. Bush to become the 42nd President of the United States of America. (TOS - The Eugenics Wars novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2)
- The space shuttle Atlantis launches for mission STS-66.
Calendar of publication and production
- TAS episode: "Once Upon a Planet" airs.
- The 4th installment of TOS comic: "To Rule the Universe" is published in Valiant and TV21 #110.
- The 58th installment of TOS comic: "Husian Gambit" is published in daily newspapers by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.
- The 9th installment of TOS comic: "Restructuring Is Futile" is published.
- The 3rd installment of TOS comic: "Taking Shape" is published.
- The 16th installment of TOS comic: "Getting Real" is published.
- DS9 episode: "Sacrifice of Angels" airs (week of).
- TNG reference: The Continuing Mission is published by Pocket Books.
- and VOY episode: "Riddles" airs.
- ST reference: Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium is published by Eaglemoss.
- TNG - The Mirror War comic: "Issue 2" is released by IDW Publishing.