Historical Events in November 1982

  • Nov 1 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
  • Nov 1 Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
  • Nov 1 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
  • Nov 2 Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
  • Nov 2 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 Detroit blocks 20 Cleve Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Nov 3 Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
  • Nov 4 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 5 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 6 Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • Nov 7 "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin NYC after 69 performances
  • Nov 7 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 7 Turkey adopts constitution
  • Nov 9 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously
  • Nov 9 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time
  • Nov 10 IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy
  • Nov 10 Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyn's "Foxfire" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened
  • Nov 11 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
  • Nov 11 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia makes the first officially "operational" shuttle mission
  • Nov 11 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60
  • Nov 11 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • Nov 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket v India, goes to 215
  • Nov 13 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 13 A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
  • Nov 14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed
  • Nov 15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 15 4th ACE Cable Awards: "Bernstein/Beethoven" by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut
  • Nov 16 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space
  • Nov 16 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
  • Nov 16 Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • Nov 17 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • Nov 18 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • Nov 18 Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.

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Nov 20 Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts "Saturday Night Live"

  • Nov 21 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 22 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
  • Nov 23 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
  • Nov 23 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
  • Nov 23 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie

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Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Nov 24 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
  • Nov 25 The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.
  • Nov 26 Clyde King named Yankee manager
  • Nov 26 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 27 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
  • Nov 27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • Nov 27 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • Nov 28 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances
  • Nov 28 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
  • Nov 28 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
  • Nov 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Nov 30 STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Nov 30 US submarine Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in South China Sea
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 30 "Gandhi" directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley and John Gielgud premieres in New Delhi (Best Picture 1983)

Actor John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi