On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1982

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

Theater Premiere

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


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
1982 Highlights

About November 16, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio