On This Day

November 1982 in History

Events in 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.
  • Nov 2 Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
  • Nov 4 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
  • Nov 7 Turkey adopts constitution
  • Nov 10 IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankruptcy
  • Nov 10 Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyn's "Foxfire" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 11 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia makes the first officially "operational" shuttle mission
  • Nov 11 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60
  • Nov 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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

Historic Event

Nov 14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 15 4th ACE Cable Awards: "Bernstein/Beethoven" by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut
  • Nov 16 5th 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 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
  • 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.

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected Prime Minister of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki
  • Nov 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 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
  • Nov 30 Ottumwa, Iowa, declared "Video Game Capital of the World" by mayor Jerry Parker

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Lynndie England, former U.S. Army reservist, associated with Abu Ghraib
  • Nov 11 Brittny Gastineau, American socialite ( Brüno), born in New York City
  • Nov 15 D. J. Fitzpatrick, National Football League kicker
  • Nov 15 Lofa Tatupu, National Football League
  • Nov 22 Alasdair Duncan, Australian novelist

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Lester Roloff, Man of God, preacher.
  • Nov 3 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), dies at 90
  • Nov 5 Gerarda "Gerda" Brautigam, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), dies
  • Nov 10 Elio Petri, Italian director (Workers Class), dies at 53
  • Nov 13 Babette Deutsch, American poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Hugues Lapointe, Canadian politician, lieutenant governor of Quebec (b. 1911)
  • Nov 16 Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • Nov 16 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • Nov 17 Ruth Donnelly, comedienne, dies at 86 in NYC
  • Nov 18 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), dies at 60
  • Nov 19 Erving Goffman, American sociologist (Asylums), dies at 60
  • Nov 21 John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)

Jean Batten

Nov 22 Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator (first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936), dies at 73

  • Nov 28 Helen of Greece and Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania, dies at 86
  • Nov 29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55