What Happened on November 18, 1982

Historical Events

  • Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round beating by Ray Mancini in Las Vegas; WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA and WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Dillaway, American stage and screen actor (Min and Bill; Platinum Blonde), dies at 79
  • Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
1982 Highlights

About November 18, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker And Jennifer Warnes
  • UK #1 Song: I Don't Wanna Dance - Eddy Grant