What Happened in November 1983

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 US President Ronald Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 2 Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle
  • Nov 3 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)
  • Nov 3 Nashville Network begins on cable TV
  • Nov 4 Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
  • Nov 4 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • Nov 5 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • Nov 5 Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
  • Nov 6 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Nov 6 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, Calif
  • Nov 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • Nov 6 Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections
  • Nov 7 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
  • Nov 7 Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
  • Nov 8 Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
  • Nov 8 STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
  • Nov 8 W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
  • Nov 9 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
  • Nov 9 Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
  • Nov 10 "Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 83 performances
  • Nov 10 US Federal government shut down
  • Nov 11 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 President Reagan became 1st US president to address Japanese legislature

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 11 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
  • Nov 12 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
  • Nov 12 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
  • Nov 13 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 14 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Nov 15 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev
  • Nov 17 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances
  • Nov 17 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
  • Nov 17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
  • Nov 18 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • Nov 20 "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 20 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After" about nuclear war
  • Nov 20 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
  • Nov 20 NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 20 "Terms of Endearment" from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)

  • Nov 20 33rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Allison wins
  • Nov 21 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • Nov 23 Soyuz T-9 lands
  • Nov 23 USSR leave weapon disarmament talks
  • Nov 24 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
  • Nov 24 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 25 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
  • Nov 25 Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
  • Nov 25 World's greatest robbery 26 million pounds worth of gold, diamonds & cash stolen from the Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
  • Nov 26 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
  • Nov 27 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
  • Nov 27 Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181
  • Nov 27 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
  • Nov 28 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
  • Nov 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 30 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
  • Nov 30 Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
  • Nov 30 Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election
  • Nov 30 Sam Shepards "Fool for love" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 30 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Yuko Ogura, Japanese model
  • Nov 1 Josh Wicks, American soccer player
  • Nov 1 Jon Wilkin, English rugby league footballer
  • Nov 3 Suzane von Richthofen, Brazilian murderess
  • Nov 3 Julie Marie Berman, actress (General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 5 Mike Hanke, German footballer
  • Nov 5 Andrew Hayden-Smith, TV presenter and actor
  • Nov 6 Janette McBride, Filipino actress
  • Nov 6 Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore)
  • Nov 8 Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper
  • Nov 8 Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer
  • Nov 8 Kat Shoob, British television presenter
  • Nov 10 Miranda Lambert, American singer
  • Nov 10 Craig Smith, American basketball player
  • Nov 11 Philipp Lahm, German footballer
  • Nov 11 Matt Garza, American baseball player
  • Nov 12 Carlton Cole, English football player
  • Nov 14 Lil Boosie, American rapper
  • Nov 15 DJ Skee, American DJ/Personality
  • Nov 15 Laura Smet, French actress
  • Nov 15 Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
  • Nov 16 Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender
  • Nov 16 Britta Steffen, German swimmer
  • Nov 16 K, South Korean singer
  • Nov 17 Christopher Paolini, American novelist
  • Nov 17 Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • Nov 17 Ryan Braun, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 17 Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • Nov 17 Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • Nov 17 Harry Lloyd, English actor
  • Nov 18 Jon Johansen, Norwegian software developer
  • Nov 18 Travis Buck, American baseball player
  • Nov 19 Daria Werbowy, Ukranian-Canadian Supermodel
  • Nov 19 Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier
  • Nov 21 Jamie Langley, English rugby player
  • Nov 22 Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)
  • Nov 22 Tyler Hilton, American singer and actor
  • Nov 22 Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • Nov 24 Dean Ashton, English footballer
  • Nov 24 Meredith Henderson, Canadian actress
  • Nov 24 Karine Vanasse, Quebec actress
  • Nov 25 Joey Chestnut, American champion competitive eater
  • Nov 25 Kirsty Crawford, Scottish singer/songwriter
  • Nov 26 Chris Hughes, American businessman and co-founder of Facebook, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • Nov 29 Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 30 Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
  • Nov 30 Andy Akinwolere, English television presenter

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6 Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Vidal Sassoon
  • Nov 21 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)

Actor Ed Harris
Ed Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 23 "Ordinary People" actress Mary Tyler Moore (46) weds Dr. Robert Levine at the Pierre Hotel in New York City

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 14 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (35) divorces Sarah Hugill after more than 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • Nov 3 Alfredo Antonini, conductor (Jane Froman Canteen), dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Robert Gross, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 7 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 7 Germaine Tailleferre, Fren composer (Le Marin du Bolivar), dies at 91
  • Nov 8 Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
  • Nov 8 Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 8 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Nov 13 "Alvin" Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56
  • Nov 15 John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71
  • Nov 19 Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • Nov 19 Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
  • Nov 19 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • Nov 20 Marcel Dalio, actor (Casablanca), dies at 83
  • Nov 20 Richard Loo, actor, (China Sky), dies of cardio-pulmonary arrest
  • Nov 22 Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • Nov 23 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 27 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • Nov 28 Christopher George, actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 54
  • Nov 30 George Headley, cricket (10 tons in 22 Tests, 1st black WI capt), dies