What Happened on November 8, 1983

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
  • STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
  • W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper
  • Kat Shoob, British television presenter
  • Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer

Famous Deaths

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Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)
  • Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure