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November 8th
A newspaper proves to Hiro that the date is November 8.

First mentioned: Don't Look Back
Date of event: November 8, 2006

November 8th is the date on which the explosion occurred.



Hiro teleports himself to Times Square, unwittingly time traveling from October 2nd to November 8th.

Don't Look Back

Hiro time travels five weeks into the future, and finds himself in New York City. When he happens upon Isaac, mutilated and dead in his studio, Hiro is investigated by Detective Furakowa and another NYPD detective. When Hiro insists that the date is still October, the detective shows him a copy of the New York Chronicle. The date reads "November 8", and the headline reads "Petrelli Wins in Landslide". Hiro and the detectives witness a huge explosion He quickly returns to the present before he is caught in the explosion.

Graphic Novel:The Crane

Hiro teleports back from November 8th to October 2nd, and ends up back in a Tokyo subway.

Graphic Novel:String Theory

Future Hiro ponders on stabbing Sylar before he explodes.

Five Years Gone

Five years after the explosion, Hiro and Ando come from the past to find evolved humans are in despair. The President holds a memorial ceremony for the five year anniversary of the explosion that destroyed half of New York. Peter and Future Hiro attempt to change history by helping Hiro escape.

The Hard Part

November 8th is marked on Linderman's calendar as election day. Linderman also writes "Petrelli" on that date.

How to Stop an Exploding Man

Peter attempts to stop Sylar from causing the explosion at Kirby Plaza. After a fight ensues, Peter loses control of his newly acquired ability. Nathan flies Peter high above the city to avoid damage.

Four Months Ago...

Nathan flies Peter into the atmosphere, holding onto him and sustaining radiation damage. He lets Peter go, and he explodes, damaging Nathan and causing him to plummet. Peter flies down and grabs Nathan, taking him to a hospital. Before a cop can question him, Peter turns invisible and escapes, only to be ambushed by Elle, who is with Bob.


Memorable Quotes

"October 2?"

"October 2? No, pal. Today. November 8th."

- Hiro, NYPD detective (Don't Look Back)


  • A notice from Yamagato Industries on Hiro's blog states, "In light of the tragic events that has happened on November 8th, we have decided to shut down this blog. Yamagato Industries sends their deep condolences to those who lost their loved ones."
  • Peter has a vision of himself exploding in a deserted New York City (Fallout). Whether this explosion occurs on November 8th or not is unclear.
  • On Hiro's blog, Hiro (later credited to "Jotaro Kujo") posts a cryptic message in his blog on November 8, 2010.
  • November 8th, 2006 was actually a Wednesday, therefore there would have been no election. November 8th was on Tuesday in 2005 and will be Tuesday in 2011. This conflicts more with Linderman's calendar than the newspaper, as the election results would not be known until the day after the election: Wednesday November 8th 2006.
  • When Hiro travels forward in time to this date, he witnesses the explosion during daylight hours, similar to the events of Peter's visions of himself exploding. However, the actual showdown between Peter and Sylar, and subsequent explosion above New York, takes place at night.


Events edit
Accidents and Disasters

Blizzard of 1978Bradford City stadium fireBrody's accidentThe explosionFire (1992)Flight 195 crashHurricane KatrinaLas Vegas house fireMutationNathan and Heidi's accidentOdessa Unity SummitSeptember 11 attacksTrain wreck

Future Events

"Explosion future" • "Exposed future" • H.E.L.E. • "Outbreak future"

Military Events

Afghanistan WarAmerican Revolutionary WarBattle of Twelve SwordsIraq WarVietnam WarWorld War II

Personal Events

Alejandro's weddingArthur's funeralCharlie's birthday partyD.L.'s funeralNathan's funeralNiki's funeralIshi's funeralKaito's funeralMicah's birthday partyJoseph's funeralSylar's baptismSylar's funeral

Recurring Events

Angela's dreamsEclipseGamblingInstant messagingNosebleedPeter's dreamsSpirit walkTed's escapes

Other Events

HomecomingKensei and the DragonLinderman ActLinderman's prosecutionNathan's campaignNathan's press conferenceNovember 8thRevelation of evolved humans

See Also: Sylar's CrimesTimeline