On This Day

What Happened on November 19, 1983

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAdam Driver

Adam Driver, American actor (Girls, Star Wars), born in Fontana, California

  • Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier
  • Daria Werbowy, Ukrainian-Canadian Supermodel
  • Fabrejay [Jeffrey Santana], American dance club DJ and record producer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Coffield, Ill, actor (Kevin-W E B), dies at 37
  • Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), commits suicide at 36
1983 Highlights

About November 19, 1983

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio