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
  • Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
  • Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

Famous Birthdays

  • Amare Stoudemire, American basketball player
  • Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player
  • Ronald Pognon, French athlete

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