Historical Events in November 1981

  • Nov 1 1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents
  • Nov 1 3rd meeting of Giants-Jets, Jets up 2-1 with 26-7 win
  • Nov 1 Antigua & Barbuda gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Nov 1 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 4 Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 4 Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining
  • Nov 4 Dr George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley
  • Nov 5 Charles Fuller's "Soldier's Play" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 5 Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, & possession of cocaine
  • Nov 6 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 6 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 7 France performs nuclear test
  • Nov 8 Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
  • Nov 8 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 10 "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Nov 10 Ernest Thompson's "West Side Waltz" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 11 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Nov 11 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)
  • Nov 12 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)
  • Nov 12 Bill C Davis' "Mass Appeal" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 12 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)
  • Nov 12 Great Britain performs nuclear test
  • Nov 12 Pilin Leon of Venezuela, crowned 31st Miss World

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Nov 13 Ringo Starr releases "Wrack My Brains"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Nov 14 2nd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 2-returns to Earth
  • Nov 14 Old Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park repaired & working again
  • Nov 14 Pakistan all out 62 v Australia at WACA, Lillee 5-18
  • Nov 14 Paul 'Bear' Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins
  • Nov 15 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Nov 16 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Nov 16 Dennis Lillee kicked Javed Miandad, who waved his bat at Dennis

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Nov 16 President Reagan decides on a covert plan to block the Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Nov 17 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • Nov 17 NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws

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Nov 18 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 19 U.S. Steel agrees to pay $6.3 million for Marathon Oil
  • Nov 20 Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship
  • Nov 20 Burundi adopts its constitution
  • Nov 20 El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "limited offensive"
  • Nov 20 Ringo releases "Stop & Smell Roses" album
  • Nov 21 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles

Music release#1 in the Charts

Nov 21 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

  • Nov 22 "Marlowe" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 22 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
  • Nov 22 Browns' QB Brian Sipe sets club record by being intercepted 6 times
  • Nov 22 SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)
  • Nov 22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 22 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 23 President Reagan vetoes House Joint Resolution 357 which called for further appropriations for fiscal year 1982
  • Nov 24 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
  • Nov 25 Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles
  • Nov 25 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

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Nov 25 Pope John Paul II names Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger "Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith"

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 28 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Nov 28 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football's winningest coach
  • Nov 28 46th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • Nov 29 Greg Chappell scores 201 v Pakistan at The Gabba (Brisbane)
  • Nov 29 Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front

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Nov 30 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Nov 30 Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges
  • Nov 30 South Africa anti-apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
  • Nov 30 Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).