What Happened in June 1982

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 2nd "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • 3rd 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • 3rd Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
  • 4th "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
  • 4th Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
  • 5th "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
  • 5th 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • 5th Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
  • 6th 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
  • 6th 36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win
  • 6th Bernard Glassman installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY
  • 6th Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

6th 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

6th 81st Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 7th 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
  • 7th Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
  • 7th LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • 7th NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

7th US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 7th Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
  • 7th US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome
  • 8th 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • 8th Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
  • 8th Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
  • 8th Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

8th US President Ronald Reagan addresses the British Parliament in his "ash heap of history" speech

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 9th General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala
  • 9th Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • 10th "Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
  • 10th Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
  • 10th Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
  • 10th John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 10th Iran recaptures Khorramshahr
  • 11th Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

11th Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Film release premierFilm Release

11th "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

  • 12th 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • 12th Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
  • 12th Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
  • 13th 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • 13th Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • 14th Argentina surrenders to Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • 15th Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
  • 15th Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
  • 16th Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • 17th US President Reagan's 1st UN General Assembly address "We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament."
  • 17th President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands
  • 18th ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • 18th Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
  • 19th The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.

Sport awardGolf Major

20th 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

20th Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 20th Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

20th Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Event of interestEvent of Interest

21st Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 21st John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity
  • 22nd Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
  • 22nd Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

Event of interestEvent of Interest

22nd Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 22nd Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
  • 23rd "Cleavage" opens & closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
  • 23rd -117°F; All time low at South Pole
  • 23rd Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
  • 23rd Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
  • 23rd Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
  • 24th Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
  • 24th Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
  • 24th Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • 24th US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
  • 25th Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • 25th San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
  • 25th US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz
  • 25th Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.
  • 25th South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control
  • 26th Carlos Lopes runs European record 10km (27:34.39)
  • 26th US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
  • 27th "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances
  • 27th "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • 27th STS-4 Launch (Columbia)
  • 27th Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

Event of interestEvent of Interest

28th Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William"

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 29th Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
  • 30th "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances
  • 30th Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
  • 30th Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
  • 30th NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player
  • 2nd Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
  • 3rd Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter
  • 4th Ronnie Prude, National Football League player
  • 4th Jin, Chinese-American rapper
  • 7th Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • 8th Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • 8th Irina Lazareanu, Romanian-Canadian model
  • 8th Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
  • 8th Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • 9th Amber Yoder, Miss Indiana Teen USA (1997)
  • 9th Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer
  • 9th Andrew Walker, Canadian actor
  • 10th Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 10th Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • 11th Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • 11th Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
  • 11th Joey Graham, American basketball player
  • 11th Steven Graham, American basketball player
  • 11th Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
  • 12th Loïc Duval, French racing driver
  • 12th Ben Blackwell, American musician
  • 12th Jason David, American football player
  • 13th Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
  • 14th Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • 15th Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 15th Haley Scarnato, American singer
  • 16th May Andersen, Danish supermodel
  • 16th Matt Costa, American singer/songwriter
  • 16th Missy Peregrym, Canadian actress
  • 16th Chris Wingert, American soccer player
  • 17th Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
  • 18th Sean Conant, Irish-American artist
  • 19th David Pollack, American football player
  • 19th Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
  • 19th Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

21st Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana, born in London, England

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 22nd Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
  • 22nd Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • 24th Brian Fitzgerald, American writer
  • 24th Kevin Nolan, English footballer
  • 24th Mark Penney, Canadian film director
  • 24th Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 24th Clint Bajada, Maltese television and radio presenter
  • 25th Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
  • 25th Rain, Korean singer (Rain, Jeong Ji-Hoon)
  • 30th Dan Jacobs, American guitarist (Atreyu)
  • 30th Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • 30th Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • 30th Lizzy Caplan, American actress (Mean Girls, Marlena Diamond-Cloverfield), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

5th Actor Michael Keaton (30) weds actress Caroline McWilliams (37)

  • 26th Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Hendrik Algra, Newspaper publisher/Dutch MP (ARP), dies
  • 2nd Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • 6th Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • 8th [Leroy] Satchel Paige, US baseball pitcher, dies at 75
  • 9th Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, dies at 60
  • 9th Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74
  • 10th Addie "Micki" Harris, US singer (Shirelles-Mama Said), dies at 42
  • 10th Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director, dies of drug overdose at 36
  • 12th Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • 12th Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • 13th Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
  • 13th Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies
  • 13th Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • 14th Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • 14th Marjorie Bennett, actress (Blossom-Dobie Gillis), dies at 87 of cancer
  • 15th Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 15th Neil Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 90
  • 16th James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs
  • 18th Curt Jurgens, actor (Disorder), dies of an acute heart attack at 66
  • 18th Djuna Barnes, writer, dies
  • 18th John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining
  • 18th Roberto Calvi, director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself
  • 19th John Cheever, US writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • 22nd Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Challenge to Lassie), dies at 75
  • 23rd Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • 26th Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies
  • 26th Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • 26th Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
  • 26th Sandy Powell, costume designer, dies at 82
  • 27th Jack Mullaney, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49
  • 28th Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies
  • 28th Harry Mills, US, singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 70
  • 29th Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies