What Happened on December 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
  • Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez receives the Nobel Prize for Literature

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons. Is killed by police after 10 hrs (he had no explosives)
  • Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents

Famous Birthdays

  • Dee Dee Trotter, American athlete
  • Halil Altintop, Turkish Football player (identical twin brother of Hamit Altintop)
  • Hamit Altintop, German-born Turkish Football player (identical twin brother of Halil Altintop)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nicki Minaj, Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidadian-born American rapper and singer (Super Bass, Starships)

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
  • Noelle Pikus-Pace, American skeleton racer

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered
  • Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies
  • Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered
  • Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered
  • Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered
  • John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered
  • Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered
  • Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
  • Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72
  • Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered