What Happened on October 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
  • During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
  • Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
  • St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Becky Brewerton, Welsh golfer
  • Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer