What Happened on December 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Music releaseAlbum Release

"Thriller", 6th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1984, best-selling album of all time, Billboard Album of the Year 1983)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Tootsie" directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange
  • Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
  • Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles


Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy James, composer, dies on 81st birthday