On This Day

What Happened in November 1982

Historical Events

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

Appointment 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

  • 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

Baseball 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)

Album Release

Nov 5 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo", his tenth solo album

  • 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

Sports History

Nov 9 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time

  • Nov 10 IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankruptcy
  • Nov 11 Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn's stage drama with songs "Foxfire", strring Jesica Tandy, Keith Carradine, and Cronyn, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 213 performances and wins a Tony Award for Tandy
  • Nov 11 5th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia makes the first officially "operational" shuttle mission
  • Nov 11 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60

Sports History

Nov 11 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Baltimore Orioles manager

  • Nov 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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

Historic Event

Nov 14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed

Historic Event

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 NASA 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

Theater Premiere

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

  • 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

Film & TV History

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

Sports History

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 Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida), for mating in preparation for STS-6
  • Nov 23 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads

Sports History

Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

  • 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 New York Yankee manager

Historic Event

Nov 26 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
  • Nov 27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)

Davis 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

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Album 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)

  • Nov 30 Ottumwa, Iowa, declared "Video Game Capital of the World" by mayor Jerry Parker

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, born in Riviera Beach, Florida
  • Nov 6 Sowelu, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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 [Falson], Australian producer, singer, songwriter (Boombox Eternal), and former child actor, born in Sydney
  • 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], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 11 Brittny Gastineau, American socialite ( Brüno), born in New York City

Anne Hathaway

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

  • Nov 12 Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer, born in London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom
  • Nov 12 Ryan Carnes, American actor (General Hospital), born in Pittsfield, Illinois
  • 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 [Kumiko Kōda], Japanese singer (Butterfly), born in Fushimi, Kyoto
  • Nov 14 Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 14 Joy Williams, American singer-songwriter (The Civil Wars), born in West Branch, Michigan
  • 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 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 Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Weddings

Joni Mitchell

Nov 21 Canadian singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds American bassist Larry Klein (26) in Malibu, California; divorce in 1994

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

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

Elizabeth Taylor

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, British composer and conductor, 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, American actress (Poltergeist), murdered by boyfriend at 23
  • Nov 4 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Talfryn Thomas, Welsh character actor (Dad's Army -"Cheeseman"; Dr. Who), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Nov 5 Gerarda "Gerda" Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies
  • Nov 5 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (Dictee), raped and murdered at 31
  • Nov 7 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), dies at 71
  • Nov 10 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53
  • Nov 11 Gösta Törner, Swedish hot jazz and session trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 70
  • 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, Austrian-Israeli cellist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 91
  • Nov 15 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver, dies at 81
  • 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 16 Al Haig, American bebop jazz pianist (Charlie Parker; Stan Getz; Chet Baker), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 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 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90

Jean Batten

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

  • 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, American stage and screen character actor (I Married Joan; Perry Mason), dies at 72
  • 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 (Olympic gold 100m / 200m 1928), dies from self inflicted gunshot wounds at 74
  • Nov 29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55