November 1983 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 Abp Hickey conducts papal investigation of Abp Hunthausen, Seattle

Event of Interest

Nov 2 US President Ronald Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

  • Nov 3 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)
  • Nov 4 Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
  • Nov 5 Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden
  • Nov 6 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, California
  • Nov 6 Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections
  • Nov 7 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal
  • Nov 7 Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries
  • Nov 8 Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
  • Nov 8 STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
  • Nov 8 Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
  • Nov 9 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
  • Nov 9 Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
  • Nov 10 US Federal government shut down
  • Nov 11 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain

Event of Interest

Nov 11 President Reagan became 1st US President to address Japanese legislature

  • Nov 12 4 die in a train crash in Marshall Texas
  • Nov 14 First cruise missile placed at Greenham Common, England
  • Nov 15 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed
  • Nov 17 Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship
  • Nov 18 Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons
  • Nov 23 Soyuz T-9 lands
  • Nov 23 USSR leaves weapon disarmament talks

Historic Publication

Nov 24 "The Colour of Magic" by Terry Pratchett published by Colin Smythe in the UK, 1st book in the Discworld series

  • Nov 24 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
  • Nov 25 Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off
  • Nov 25 Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
  • Nov 26 World's greatest robbery; 26 million pounds (sterling) worth of gold, diamonds and cash stolen from Brink's-Mat warehouse at Heathrow Airport, England
  • Nov 27 Colombian jetliner Boeing 747 crashes in Madrid killing 181
  • Nov 27 Desmond Haynes out handled the ball v India
  • Nov 28 9th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia 6 launches
  • Nov 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Nov 30 Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
  • Nov 30 Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
  • Nov 30 Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election
  • Nov 30 Sam Shepards "Fool for love" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Suzane von Richthofen, Brazilian murderess
  • Nov 12 Steve Huffman, American web developer (CEO and co-founder of Reddit), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Nov 15 DJ Skee, American DJ/Personality
  • Nov 17 Christopher Paolini, American novelist
  • Nov 18 Jon Lech Johansen, Norwegian software developer (DeCSS software), born in Harstad, Norway
  • Nov 25 Joey Chestnut, American champion competitive eater
  • Nov 26 Chris Hughes, American businessman and co-founder of Facebook, born in Hickory, North Carolina

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Lloyd McBride, American labor leader (President of United Steelworkers), dies at 67 [1]
  • Nov 8 Mordecai Kaplan, American Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism, dies at 102
  • Nov 8 Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
  • Nov 18 Ivan Albright, American painter (Door, Window), dies at 86
  • Nov 19 Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Juhan Muks, Estonian artist (b. 1899)
  • Nov 23 Sybold van Ravesteyn, Dutch architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht), dies at 94
  • Nov 27 Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
  • Nov 30 Richard Llewellyn, Welsh novelist (How Green Was My Valley), dies at 76