What Happened on November 11, 1982

Historical Events

  • 5th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia makes the first officially "operational" shuttle mission
  • Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60

Sports History

Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Baltimore Orioles manager

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brittny Gastineau, American socialite (Brüno), born in New York City
  • Lil' Dave [Davis Shelton], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Gösta Törner, Swedish hot jazz and session trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 70
1982 Highlights

About November 11, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Veterans Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes
  • UK #1 Song: I Don't Wanna Dance - Eddy Grant