On This Day

November 16, 1982 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space, completing its 1st operational flight
  • Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard

Deaths in History

  • Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86