On This Day

What Happened on November 30, 1982

Historical Events

Album Release

"Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

  • Ottumwa, Iowa, declared "Video Game Capital of the World" by mayor Jerry Parker
  • STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • US submarine Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in South China Sea
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress (24), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
1982 Highlights

About November 30, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Andrew's Day (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius