What Happened on November 13, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens in Washington D.C., featuring the names of over 58,000 US soldiers killed or missing in the Vietnam War

Famous Birthdays

  • Koda Kumi, Japanese singer
  • Michael Copon, American actor and singer
  • Samkon Gado, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Babette Deutsch, US poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • Chesney Allen, actress (Okay for Sound, Frozen Limits), dies at 88
  • Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)