November 1982 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
  • 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 3 Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
  • Nov 4 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
  • Nov 6 Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • Nov 7 Turkey adopts constitution
  • 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 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

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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 13 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 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

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

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • Nov 17 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • 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 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

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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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Lynndie England, former U.S. Army reservist, associated with Abu Ghraib
  • Nov 11 Brittny Gastineau, American socialite
  • Nov 15 D. J. Fitzpatrick, National Football League kicker
  • Nov 15 Lofa Tatupu, National Football League
  • Nov 22 Alasdair Duncan, Australian novelist

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 King Vidor, director (War & Peace), dies at 88 of a heart ailment
  • Nov 2 Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.
  • Nov 3 Edward H Carr, British historian, dies at 90
  • Nov 5 Gerda Brautigam, journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA), dies
  • Nov 10 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53

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Nov 10 Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet Leader, General Secretary (1964-82), dies of a heart attack at 75

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 13 Babette Deutsch, US poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • Nov 16 Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • Nov 16 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
  • Nov 18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
  • Nov 19 Erving Goffman, US, sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • Nov 21 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • Nov 29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55