November 1983 in History

Events in History

  • 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 5 Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
  • Nov 6 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, Calif
  • 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 US Federal government shut down
  • Nov 11 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
  • Nov 12 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
  • Nov 14 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England
  • Nov 15 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
  • Nov 17 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
  • Nov 18 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons
  • 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 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 (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
  • Nov 26 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Suzane von Richthofen, Brazilian murderess
  • Nov 15 DJ Skee, American DJ/Personality
  • Nov 17 Christopher Paolini, American novelist
  • Nov 18 Jon Johansen, Norwegian software developer
  • Nov 19 Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier
  • Nov 25 Joey Chestnut, American champion competitive eater
  • Nov 26 Chris Hughes, American businessman and co-founder of Facebook, born in Hickory, North Carolina

Deaths in History

  • Nov 8 Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
  • Nov 8 Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)
  • Nov 19 Reinout W van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 27 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55