On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space, completing its 1st operational flight
  • Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player, born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • Ronald Pognon, French athlete, born in La Lamentin, Martinique

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Askey, British actor (Bees in Paradise, Ghost Train), dies at 82
  • Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86