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What Happened in November 1982

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Nov 1 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 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 Detroit Pistons block 20 Cleveland Cavalier shots in 128-119 win at Coliseum at Richfield; ties NBA regulation game record
  • Nov 3 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA
  • Nov 3 San Diego guard Randy Smith plays his 845th consecutive game in Clippers' 130-111 loss in Philadelphia; passes Johnny “Red” Kerr's NBA record; goes on to play in 906 straight games
  • 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
Singer-Songwriter
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 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 for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
  • Nov 12 Aaron Pryor scores a 14th round KO of Alexis Argüello in Miami to retain his WBA super lightweight boxing title in the first of 2 meetings between the Hall of Famers; The Ring’s 'Fight of the Decade'
  • Nov 13 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens in Washington D.C., featuring the names of over 58,000 US soldiers killed or missing in the Vietnam War
  • Nov 13 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, completing its 1st operational flight
  • Nov 16 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Nov 16 Tom Stoppard's play "The Real Thing" premieres in London starring Felicity Kendal and Roger Rees

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • Nov 17 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • Nov 18 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • Nov 18 South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round beating by Ray Mancini in Las Vegas; WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA and WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress Drew Barrymore
Actress
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 Prime Minister 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)

Sport awardDavis Cup

Nov 27 Davis Cup, Grenoble, France: US takes unassailable, 3-0 lead over France as John McEnroe & Peter Flemming take the doubles 6-3, 6-4, 9-7 over Henri Leconte & Yannick Noah; tie ends 4-1

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • 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 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos' record 5th straight Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 32-16

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 30 "Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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)

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
Actor John Gielgud
Actor
John Gielgud

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer, born in Kita, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 2 Charles Itandje, Cameroon soccer goal-keeper (12 caps; Lens), born in Bobigny, France
  • Nov 3 Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater (2 x Olympic gold, singles 2006, team 2014; World C'ship gold singles 2001, 03, 04), born in Dzhamku, Russia
  • 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, born in Valkeakoski, Finland
  • Nov 8 Sam Sparro, Australian producer, songwriter, performer, former child actor
  • Nov 10 Clayton Fortune, English footballer (Bristol City), born in Forest Gate, England
  • Nov 10 Heather Matarazzo, American actress (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Oyster Bay, New York
  • Nov 11 Lil' Dave, [Davis Shelton], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 11 Brittny Gastineau, American socialite

Person of interestAnne Hathaway

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

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway
  • Nov 12 Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer, born in London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom
  • Nov 13 Michael Copon, American actor (Power Rangers Time Force), born in Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Nov 13 Samkon Gado, American football player
  • Nov 13 Koda Kumi, Japanese 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, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • Nov 16 Ronald Pognon, French athlete, born in La Lamentin, Martinique
  • Nov 16 Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player, born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Nov 17 Katie Feenstra, American basketball player
  • Nov 17 Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • Nov 20 Margo Stilley, American actress, born in Bear Creek, Wisconsin
  • Nov 21 Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
  • Nov 21 Ryan Starr, American singer
  • Nov 21 Aarti Chhabria, Indian Bollywood actress and Miss India Worldwide 2000, born in Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • 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, born in Spanish Town, Jamaica
  • Nov 23 Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice-hockey player, born in Lloydminster, Canada
  • Nov 24 Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby league footballer
  • Nov 28 Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player
  • Nov 29 Gemma Chan, English actress (Crazy Rich Asians), born in London, England
  • Nov 29 Lucas Black, American film and television actor (Sling Blade), born in Decatur, Alabama
  • Nov 29 Ashley Force, American race car driver, born in Yorba Linda, California
  • Nov 30 Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress (24), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 30 Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
  • Nov 30 Clémence Poésy, French actress
  • Nov 30 Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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
Actress
Isabella Rossellini

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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


Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 James Broderick, American actor and director (Dog Day Afternoon, 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 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), dies at 90
  • Nov 3 Jack Westland, American politician (US House of Representatives 1953-65) and golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1952), dies at 77
  • 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 interestLeonid Brezhnev

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, American poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Chesney Allen, English actor ( Flanagan and Allen), 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 20 [Catherine] Cassie Mackin, American newswoman (NBC TV) and 1st woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone, dies of cancer at 43
  • 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

Person of interestJean Batten

Nov 22 Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator (first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936), dies at 73

Aviator Jean Batten
Aviator
Jean Batten
  • 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 Filip Kutev, Bulgarian composer (State Ensemble for Folk Song and Dance), dies at 79
  • Nov 28 Helen of Greece and Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania, dies at 86
  • Nov 29 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • Nov 29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55