What Happened in July 1982

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • Jul 1 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • Jul 1 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • Jul 1 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • Jul 1 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • Jul 1 PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells
  • Jul 2 Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
  • Jul 2 Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
  • Jul 2 In South Africa, the Internal Security Act is passed, giving massive powers to the authorities to investigate any organization or publication

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (61 36 62)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 3 Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)
  • Jul 4 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie
  • Jul 4 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 4 Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
  • Jul 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 4 Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning
  • Jul 5 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • Jul 5 ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay
  • Jul 7 David Moorcroft of UK sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41
  • Jul 7 Steve Scott of US runs mile in a record 3:47.69
  • Jul 8 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Jul 8 Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
  • Jul 8 Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
  • Jul 8 Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
  • Jul 8 15th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • Jul 9 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • Jul 9 Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
  • Jul 10 Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
  • Jul 10 Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • Jul 10 Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jul 11 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Jul 11 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber
  • Jul 11 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • Jul 12 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • Jul 12 FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
  • Jul 13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 13 Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed
  • Jul 13 Iran launches first attack into Iraq
  • Jul 15 Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 15 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
  • Jul 15 Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
  • Jul 16 George P. Shultz sworn in as US Secretary of State
  • Jul 16 NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
  • Jul 16 Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
  • Jul 16 CDC report on AIDS symptoms in three hemophiliacs
  • Jul 18 "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 18 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 18 Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 19 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 19 Bolivian government resigns
  • Jul 19 David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
  • Jul 19 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
  • Jul 20 T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
  • Jul 20 Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London
  • Jul 21 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 22 Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
  • Jul 23 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • Jul 23 International Whaling Commission votes for total ban on commercial whaling (starting 1985)
  • Jul 24 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • Jul 24 KHJ (LA) & KFRC (SF) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
  • Jul 24 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • Jul 25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • Jul 25 France performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 26 Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket
  • Jul 26 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Jul 27 Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" premieres in NYC
  • Jul 30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • Jul 30 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 31 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France
  • Jul 31 Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die
  • Jul 31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • Jul 31 USSR performs nuclear Test

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Carmella DeCesare, American model
  • Jul 1 Romola Garai, English actress
  • Jul 1 Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
  • Jul 1 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • Jul 1 Adrian Ward, American football player
  • Jul 1 Hilarie Burton, American actress
  • Jul 2 Olivia Munn, American television hostess
  • Jul 3 Kanika, Indian actress
  • Jul 5 Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
  • Jul 5 Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 6 Tay Zonday, American singer and keyboardist
  • Jul 7 Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail)
  • Jul 7 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
  • Jul 7 Cassidy (Barry Adrian Reese), American rapper
  • Jul 8 Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • Jul 8 Joshua Alba, American actor
  • Jul 8 Sophia Bush, American actress
  • Jul 9 Ashly DelGrosso, American ballroom dancer
  • Jul 9 Alecko Eskandarian, Armenian-American footballer
  • Jul 9 Maggie Ma, Canadian actress
  • Jul 9 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • Jul 10 Alex Arrowsmith, American musician
  • Jul 10 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • Jul 11 Chris Cooley, American football player
  • Jul 12 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13 Joost van den Broek, Dutch keyboard player (After Forever)
  • Jul 13 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • Jul 13 Simon Clist, English footballer
  • Jul 13 Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jul 13 Christopher Bauman, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 Dmitry Chaplin, So You Think You Can Dance finalist
  • Jul 16 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
  • Jul 17 Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
  • Jul 17 Omari Banks, West Indian Cricketer
  • Jul 18 Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 18 Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
  • Jul 18 Ryan Cabrera, American musician and TV host
  • Jul 19 Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
  • Jul 19 Jared Padalecki, American actor
  • Jul 19 Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
  • Jul 20 Percy Daggs III, American actor
  • Jul 22 Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
  • Jul 23 Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
  • Jul 23 Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • Jul 24 Anna Paquin, oscar winning actress (Piano)
  • Jul 24 Elise Crombez, Belgian model
  • Jul 24 Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 25 Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
  • Jul 25 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
  • Jul 26 Chez Starbuck, American actor
  • Jul 28 Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress
  • Jul 28 Tom Pelphrey, American actor
  • Jul 29 Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
  • Jul 29 Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 29 Allison Mack, American actress
  • Jul 30 Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress
  • Jul 31 Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 1 Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NYC Madison Square Garden

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • Jul 22 Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 24 Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Jul 29 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 John Everett Watts, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 1 Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
  • Jul 2 Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 3 Henry King, US film director (Song of Bernadette, Gunfighter), dies at 96
  • Jul 4 Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
  • Jul 4 Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • Jul 6 Russell Thorson, actor (One Man's Family), dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1905)
  • Jul 7 Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, soccer star/writer, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
  • Jul 8 Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • Jul 10 Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • Jul 10 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Aust/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies
  • Jul 12 Kenneth More, British actor (Genevieve), dies of Parkinson's disease at 67
  • Jul 13 Edith Heerdegen, dies at 69
  • Jul 13 John Alexander, actor (Alien PI), dies at 85
  • Jul 14 George Amadee Tremblay, composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 15 Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
  • Jul 15 Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 15 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jul 16 Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
  • Jul 16 Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
  • Jul 16 Charles Robberts, The first State President of South Africa, dies at 88
  • Jul 18 Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer (b. 1902)
  • Jul 19 John Harvey, stage and film actor (b. 1911)
  • Jul 20 Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
  • Jul 21 Dave Garroway, TV host (Today Show), dies at 69
  • Jul 21 Jean J A Girault, French director (Gendarme Saint-Tropez), dies at 58
  • Jul 23 Vic Morrow, actor (Cimmaron), killed during "Twilight Zone" at 53
  • Jul 23 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, dies at 82
  • Jul 25 Beene Dubbelboer, writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
  • Jul 25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • Jul 26 Betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54
  • Jul 27 Dan Seymour, actor (We the People, Sing it Again), dies at 67
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic-gold-1980), dies at 28
  • Jul 28 George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
  • Jul 29 Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Harold Sakata, actor (Kenji-Sarge), dies at 62
  • Jul 29 Richard N Gale, English general/paracommandant, dies at 86
  • Jul 30 Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
  • Jul 30 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)