On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1982

Historical Events

  • Detroit Pistons block 20 Cleveland Cavalier shots in 128-119 win at Coliseum at Richfield; ties NBA regulation game record
  • Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA
  • San Diego guard Randy Smith plays his 845th consecutive game in Clippers' 130-111 loss in Philadelphia; passes Johnny “Red” Kerr's NBA record; goes on to play in 906 straight games

Famous Birthdays

  • Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater (2 x Olympic gold, singles 2006, team 2014; World C'ship gold singles 2001, 03, 04), born in Dzhamku, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), dies at 90
  • Jack Westland, American politician (US House of Representatives 1953-65) and golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1952), dies at 77
1982 Highlights

About November 3, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio