November 1983 calendar

November 1983

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 1983.
The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on November 1983: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1983?


  • 01 Nov 1983 President Reagan established Dr Martin Luther King Jr holiday
  • 02 Nov 1983 President Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin L King day
  • 03 Nov 1983 Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency
  • 04 Nov 1983 Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed
  • 05 Nov 1983 New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 seconds of 3rd period
  • 06 Nov 1983 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
  • 07 Nov 1983 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his second New York Giants' record 56-yard field goal.
  • 08 Nov 1983 Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female Governor of Kentucky
  • 09 Nov 1983 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
  • 10 Nov 1983 Amen Corner opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 83 performances
  • 11 Nov 1983 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain
  • 12 Nov 1983 New Jersey Devils, first overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3.
  • 13 Nov 1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 14 Nov 1983 1st cruise missile placed
  • 15 Nov 1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
  • 16 Nov 1983 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 vs. WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
  • 17 Nov 1983 La Tragedie de Carmen opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances
  • 19 Nov 1983 Edmonton Oilers beat New Jersey Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils a Mickey Mouse organization
  • 20 Nov 1983 Marilyn: An American Fable opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 performances
  • 21 Nov 1983 Doonesbury opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 23 Nov 1983 Soyuz T-9 lands
  • 24 Nov 1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians and Lebanese
  • 25 Nov 1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 26 Nov 1983 Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
  • 27 Nov 1983 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
  • 28 Nov 1983 9th Space Shuttle Mission - Columbia 6 - is launched.
  • 29 Nov 1983 Soviet war in Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan.
  • 30 Nov 1983 6th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 02 Nov 1983 U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in November 1983?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Islands In The Stream
  2. - All Night Long (All Night)youtube
  3. - Say Say Say
  4. - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  5. - Uptown Girl

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Uptown Girl
  2. - Only You
  3. - Say Say Say
  4. - Love Of The Common People
  5. - My Oh My


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1983?

Poland by James A. Michener



This novel by James A. Michener tells the story of eight turbulent centuries in which three Polish families have to live their lives. The Counts Lubonski and the Bukowksi petty nobles are sometimes fiercely united while others are tragically divided.

Winter'S Tale by Mark Helprin

Winter'S Tale


A New York Times Bestseller, "Utterly exceptional" is now a major motion-picture movie. . . Everywhere there is a piercing feeling of the beautiful that arises from narrative and emotional fantasies

Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen

Nothing Down


Robert Allen's Nothing Down For the '90s is a bestseller that has sold more than one million copies. It may have helped more people to succeed in real estate than any other book.

Monimbo by Robert Moss and Arnaud de Borchgrave



1983 Simon & Schuster hardcover. Full number line. ISBN:0671435418. Robert Moss (Mexico Way), and Arnaud de Borchgrave. Cuban plot to bomb U.S.

Christine by Stephen King



It was not just another triangle for lovers, right? Arnie's