November 16, 1982 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space
  • Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
  • Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

Deaths in History

  • Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86