What Happened in November 1982

Historical Events

  • 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 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 KGB Chief Yuri Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as leader of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
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 Veterans Memorial opened in Washington D.C., featuring the names of over 58,000 US soldiers who were killed or missing in the Vietnam War
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa

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Nov 15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 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

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 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
  • 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
Actor Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Michael Copon, American actor
  • Nov 2 Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer, born in Kita, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 2 Charles Itandje, French-Cameroonian footballer, born in Bobigny, France
  • Nov 3 Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater
  • Nov 4 Devin Hester, American football player
  • Nov 6 Sowelu, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo
  • Nov 8 Lynndie England, former U.S. Army reservist, associated with Abu Ghraib
  • Nov 8 Mika Kallio, Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • Nov 8 Sam Sparro, Australian producer, songwriter, performer, former child actor
  • Nov 10 Clayton Fortune, English footballer
  • Nov 10 Heather Matarazzo, American actress
  • Nov 11 Lil' Dave, [Davis Shelton], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 11 Brittny Gastineau, American socialite

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 12 Anne Hathaway, American actress (Les Misérables, The Dark Knight Rise, The Princess Diaries), born in NYC, New York

Actress Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
  • Nov 12 Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer
  • Nov 13 Samkon Gado, American football player
  • Nov 13 Koda Kumi, Japanese singer
  • Nov 13 Michael Copon, American actor and singer
  • Nov 14 Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 15 D. J. Fitzpatrick, National Football League kicker
  • Nov 15 Lofa Tatupu, National Football League
  • Nov 15 Joe Kowalewski, American football player
  • Nov 16 Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player
  • Nov 16 Ronald Pognon, French athlete
  • Nov 16 Amare Stoudemire, American basketball player
  • Nov 17 Katie Feenstra, American basketball player
  • Nov 17 Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • Nov 20 Margo Stilley, American actress
  • Nov 21 Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
  • Nov 21 Ryan Starr, American singer
  • Nov 22 Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nigerian footballer
  • Nov 22 Alasdair Duncan, Australian novelist
  • Nov 22 Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • Nov 23 Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
  • Nov 23 Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice-hockey player
  • Nov 24 Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby league footballer
  • Nov 28 Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player
  • Nov 29 Lucas Black, actor (Sling Blade)
  • Nov 29 Ashley Force, American race car driver
  • Nov 30 Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
  • Nov 30 Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
  • Nov 30 Clémence Poésy, French actress
  • Nov 30 Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds bassist Larry Klein in Malibu, California

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 1 Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actress Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 7 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 7th divorce from politician John Warner

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 James Broderick, actor (Doug-Family), dies of cancer at 55
  • Nov 1 King Vidor, American film director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), dies of a heart ailment at 88
  • Nov 1 Leighton Lucas, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 2 Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.
  • Nov 3 Edward H Carr, British historian, dies at 90
  • Nov 4 Dominique Dunne, actress (Poltergeist), murdered by boyfriend at 23
  • Nov 4 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • Nov 5 Gerarda "Gerda" Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies
  • Nov 7 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • Nov 10 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 Chesney Allen, actress (Okay for Sound, Frozen Limits), dies at 88
  • Nov 13 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • Nov 13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • Nov 14 Joachim Stutschewsky, composer, dies at 91
  • Nov 15 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901)
  • Nov 16 Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), dies at 82
  • 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 Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69
  • Nov 17 Duk Koo Kim, South Korean boxer, legally declared dead
  • Nov 17 Eduard Tubin, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 17 Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
  • Nov 18 Donald Dillaway, actor (Min & Bill, Platinum Blonde), dies at 78
  • Nov 18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
  • Nov 19 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • Nov 21 Lee Patrick, actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon), dies at 75
  • Nov 21 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • Nov 22 Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
  • Nov 22 Enny, [Engelina] de Leeuwe, actress (Anatevka), dies at 84
  • Nov 22 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 23 "Reverend" Grady Nutt, actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47
  • Nov 25 Robert Coote, British actor (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Scaramouche), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Nov 26 Dan Tobin, actor (I Married Joan, My Favorite Martian), dies at 73
  • Nov 26 Juhan Aavic, Estonian composer, dies at 98
  • Nov 27 Philipp Kutev, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 29 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • Nov 29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55