What Happened on October 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
  • The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor for Helmut Kohl

Famous Birthdays

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