What Happened on August 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

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
  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • David Florence, British canoeist

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Brandon, British racing driver (b. 1920)
  • Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
  • Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer (De Weerlozen), dies