On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Babette Deutsch, American poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • Chesney Allen, English actor ( Flanagan and Allen), dies at 88
  • Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)