- November 9 – 19-year-old Jonathan P. Reinemer fatally injures his three passengers, 18-year-olds Alana J. Klingebiel and Wallace Simpson, Jr. and 17-year-old Deborah L. Rodgers, when he drunkenly loses control of his speeding 1974 Nova and smashes into a Mazda driven by 22-year-old Lawrence O'Brien, killing O'Brien, on Annandale Road near the Walnut Hill mansion in Annandale. Klingebiel and Rodgers are taken to Fairfax Hospital, where both die on the operating table. Simpson is taken to Arlington Hospital, where he dies.
- November 22 – The Fairfax County Public Library opens its 18th branch, a modular mini-library, on the lower floor of the Fair Oaks Mall.
- Bruske, Ed, and Pete Earley. "Car Crash Kills Four In Virginia 3 Other Youngersters Seriously Injured in Fairfax Collision." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 10 Nov. 1980. Web. 11 June 2016.
- Bruske, Ed, and Ronald D. White. "Brother Had Doubts On Survivor's Identity." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 13 Nov. 1980. Web. 10 June 2016.
- Bruske, Ed, Ronald D. White, and Denis Collins. "The Tragic Aftermath Of a Multiple Tragedy."Washington Post. The Washington Post, 17 Nov. 1980. Web. 10 June 2016.
- Simpson, David A. "Mini-Library Opens As Branch Facility At Fair Oaks Mall" Evening Star, 25 Nov. 1980, Three Star TUESDAY FINAL, p. 63. NewsBank. Accessed 25 Dec. 2017.
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