Historical Events in November 1983

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

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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

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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

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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