The following events occurred on November 8.
- 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.
Behind the scenes
- As the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, this would also have been election day. Three days earlier, Marty had been witness to Mayor Red Thomas's campaign for re-election, but the outcome is not mentioned in the film.