What Happened on April 29, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Music awardsMusic Awards

17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador

MurderMurder of Interest

American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski

Famous Birthdays

  • Kamran Jawaid, Pakistani film critic