What Happened on October 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida
  • The Sony CDP-101, world's first commercially released Compact Disc player released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

West Germany's Christian Democrat Union ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor, replacing him with Helmut Kohl

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
Helmut Kohl

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Lawrence, Bath born Entrepreneur
  • Haruna Babangida, Nigerian footballer
  • Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish singer