Historical Events in November 1982

Film & TV History

Nov 1 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"

  • Nov 1 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

Appointment of Interest

Nov 1 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth

  • Nov 2 Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die

Baseball Record

Nov 3 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

  • Nov 3 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
  • Nov 4 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)

Album Release

Nov 5 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo", his tenth solo album

  • Nov 7 Revival of Alex Bradford, Vinnette Carroll, and Micki Grant's "Your Arms are Too Short to Box With God", based on the Bible's Book of Matthew, and featuring Al Green and Patti LaBelle, closes at Alvin Theatre, NYC. after 69 performances
  • Nov 7 Turkey adopts constitution
  • Nov 9 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously

Sports History

Nov 9 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time

  • Nov 10 IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankruptcy
  • Nov 11 5th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia makes the first officially "operational" shuttle mission
  • Nov 11 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60

Sports History

Nov 11 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Baltimore Orioles manager

  • Nov 11 Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn's stage drama with songs "Foxfire", strring Jesica Tandy, Keith Carradine, and Cronyn, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 213 performances and wins a Tony Award for Tandy
  • Nov 12 Aaron Pryor scores a 14th round KO of Alexis Argüello in Miami to retain his WBA super lightweight boxing title in the first of 2 meetings between the Hall of Famers; The Ring’s 'Fight of the Decade'
  • Nov 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
  • Nov 13 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., featuring the names of over 58,000 US soldiers killed or missing in the Vietnam War
  • Nov 13 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989

Historic Event

Nov 14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed

  • Nov 15 4th ACE Cable Awards: "Bernstein/Beethoven" by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut

Historic Event

Nov 15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

  • Nov 16 5th NASA Space Shuttle Mission Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space, completing its 1st operational flight
  • Nov 16 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike

Theater Premiere

Nov 16 Tom Stoppard's play "The Real Thing" premieres in London starring Felicity Kendal and Roger Rees

  • Nov 17 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • Nov 18 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • Nov 18 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

Film & TV History

Nov 20 Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts "Saturday Night Live"

Sports History

Nov 21 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

  • Nov 22 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
  • Nov 23 Challenger moves to Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center (Florida), for mating in preparation for STS-6
  • Nov 23 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads

Sports History

Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

  • Nov 25 The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.
  • Nov 26 Clyde King named New York Yankee manager

Historic Event

Nov 26 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

  • Nov 27 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years

Davis Cup

Nov 27 Davis Cup, Grenoble, France: US takes unassailable, 3-0 lead over France as John McEnroe & Peter Flemming take the doubles 6-3, 6-4, 9-7 over Henri Leconte & Yannick Noah; tie ends 4-1

  • Nov 27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
  • Nov 28 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos' record 5th straight Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 32-16

Sports History

Nov 28 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC

  • Nov 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Album Release

Nov 30 "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)

  • Nov 30 Ottumwa, Iowa, declared "Video Game Capital of the World" by mayor Jerry Parker
  • Nov 30 STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Nov 30 US submarine Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in South China Sea
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test