What Happened in August 1982

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • Aug 1 Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
  • Aug 1 H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Aug 1 Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut
  • Aug 1 Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 2 Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 2 Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network
  • Aug 3 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
  • Aug 4 NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • Aug 5 Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • Aug 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 6 22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½
  • Aug 6 California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
  • Aug 6 WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
  • Aug 6 Three ANC members are sentenced to death in South Africa

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 8 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 8 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 11 Twins Terry Felton loses & runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
  • Aug 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Aug 11 The South African Defence Force (SADF) raids Southern Angola
  • Aug 14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • Aug 14 Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 15 Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • Aug 15 Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution
  • Aug 17 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • Aug 17 South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin
  • Aug 17 First Compact Discs (CDs) released to the public in Germany
  • Aug 18 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
  • Aug 18 NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
  • Aug 18 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • Aug 18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • Aug 18 Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
  • Aug 19 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • Aug 19 Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
  • Aug 20 Don Lever becomes 1st captain of NJ Devils
  • Aug 20 US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
  • Aug 21 Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
  • Aug 21 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • Aug 22 Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
  • Aug 22 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 23 Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
  • Aug 23 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 24 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • Aug 26 NASA launches Telesat-F
  • Aug 27 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
  • Aug 27 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
  • Aug 28 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 28 The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • Aug 28 39th Venice Film Festival: "The State of Things" directed by Wim Wenders wins Golden Lion
  • Aug 29 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 29 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 29 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
  • Aug 29 The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Aug 31 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Ai Tominaga, Sagamihara, Japanese model and actress
  • Aug 2 Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
  • Aug 2 Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
  • Aug 5 LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete
  • Aug 5 Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
  • Aug 5 Tobias Regner, German singer
  • Aug 6 Adrianne Curry, American model and reality television personality
  • Aug 6 Karl Davies, British actor
  • Aug 6 Justin Germano, American baseball player
  • Aug 6 Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
  • Aug 6 Ryan Sypek, American actor
  • Aug 7 Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer
  • Aug 7 Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
  • Aug 8 David Florence, British canoeist
  • Aug 9 Tyson Gay, American sprinter
  • Aug 9 Danieal Manning, American football player
  • Aug 10 Devon Aoki, American supermodel and actress
  • Aug 11 Alan Halsall, British actor
  • Aug 12 Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
  • Aug 13 Shani Davis, American speed skater
  • Aug 15 Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
  • Aug 16 Cam Gigandet, American actor
  • Aug 16 Joleon Lescott, English footballer
  • Aug 17 Phil Jagielka, English footballer
  • Aug 17 Melissa Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • Aug 19 Erika Christensen, American actress
  • Aug 19 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
  • Aug 19 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
  • Aug 19 Melissa Fumero [Gallo], American actress (Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey
  • Aug 20 Cléber Luis Alberti, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 20 Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian footballer
  • Aug 20 Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer
  • Aug 20 Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Aug 23 Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer
  • Aug 23 YTCracker, American musician
  • Aug 23 Scott Palguta, professional soccer player
  • Aug 24 Kim Kallstrom, Swedish footballer, born in Sandviken, Sweden
  • Aug 26 David Long, New Zealand musician
  • Aug 28 Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 28 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 28 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 28 LeAnn Rimes [Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian], American country singer (Blue), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Aug 29 Carlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player
  • Aug 29 A+ [Andre Levins], American rapper, born in Hempstead, New York
  • Aug 30 Will Davison, Australian racing driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Andy Roddick, American tennis player (2003 US Open champion), born in Austin, Texas

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • Aug 31 Lien Huyghebaert, Belgian athlete
  • Aug 31 José Reina, Spanish footballer
  • Aug 31 Michele Rugolo, Italian racing driver
  • Aug 31 Ian Crocker, American swimmer
  • Aug 31 Chris Duhon, American basketball player
  • Aug 31 Josh Kroeger, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Alexei Mikhnov, Ukrainian-born ice hockey player
  • Aug 31 Patrick Nuo, Swiss singer
  • Aug 31 G. Willow Wilson, American journalist and comic book writer

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 2 "Dangerous Liaisons" actor John Malkovich (28) weds film and stage actress Glenne Headly (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 21 U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 2 Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
  • Aug 2 Rudolf Maros, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 4 Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
  • Aug 5 Wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72
  • Aug 8 Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • Aug 8 Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
  • Aug 8 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • Aug 8 Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer (De Weerlozen), dies
  • Aug 8 Eric Brandon, British racing driver (b. 1920)
  • Aug 9 Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies
  • Aug 11 Tom Drake, actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • Aug 12 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 12 Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77

  • Aug 12 Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49
  • Aug 12 Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
  • Aug 12 Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
  • Aug 13 Charles Walters, US actor/choreographer/dir (High Society), dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Joe E Ross, American comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 13 Joe Tex [Joseph Arrington Jr.], American soul musician (Hold What You've Got, I Gotcha), dies at 49
  • Aug 14 Patrick Magee, Northern Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 60
  • Aug 14 Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), dies at 74
  • Aug 15 Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)
  • Aug 17 Barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), dies at 68
  • Aug 17 Ruth Voorst, South African (A World Apart), killed by letter bomb
  • Aug 18 Beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87
  • Aug 19 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
  • Aug 20 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu), dies of bone cancer at 53
  • Aug 21 Sobhuza II, king of Swaziland/Ngwane (1921-82), dies
  • Aug 23 Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
  • Aug 23 Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies
  • Aug 24 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Aug 25 John AM "Hans" van Tongeren, actor (Hunk), commits suicide at 27
  • Aug 28 G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
  • Aug 28 Nini de Boel, Flemish operetta singer (White Horse), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 29 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Gaslight), dies on her 67th birthday

  • Aug 29 Lehman Engel, US composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • Aug 29 Nahum Goldmann, pres Zionist World Organization, dies at 87
  • Aug 30 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor, dies at 86