November 8 is the 312th day of the year.
- 1955, Tuesday:
- In the early morning, Marty, in a radiation suit as "Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan", visited George to try and convince him to take Lorraine to the dance that Saturday.
- George tried to ask Lorraine out at the cafe, but when Biff interrupted, Marty defeated him in a skateboard chase around Courthouse Square causing him to crash into a manure truck.
- Doc used a demonstration model to explain to Marty his plan to use lightning to power the flux capacitor, and Lorraine asked Marty to ask her to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance.
- 1955, Tuesday: As the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, this would have been election day.