What Happened in September 1982

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • Sep 1 Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
  • Sep 1 Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • Sep 1 Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
  • Sep 1 The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • Sep 2 Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
  • Sep 3 Anker Jørgensen government in Denmark resigns
  • Sep 4 Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die
  • Sep 4 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 5 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • Sep 5 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
  • Sep 6 Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 6 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 6 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #
  • Sep 6 Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • Sep 9 "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • Sep 9 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5
  • Sep 9 Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
  • Sep 10 Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album
  • Sep 11 Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 11 102nd Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (6-3, 6-1)
  • Sep 12 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • Sep 12 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 12 102nd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 13 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • Sep 13 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • Sep 14 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • Sep 14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • Sep 14 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • Sep 14 Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others
  • Sep 15 First issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc
  • Sep 15 Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 15 Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Sep 16 Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
  • Sep 17 NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
  • Sep 18 Sabra and Shatila massacres - Christian militia massacre at least 700 Palestinians in retaliation for assassination of Bachir Gemayel
  • Sep 18 7th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tempest" directed by Paul Mazursky wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 19 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane win
  • Sep 19 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • Sep 19 Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
  • Sep 19 Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
  • Sep 20 Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia
  • Sep 21 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 21 Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ)
  • Sep 21 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • Sep 21 SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs
  • Sep 21 STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 22 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
  • Sep 22 San Francisco's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 22 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

  • Sep 23 "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Sep 23 Amin Gemayel sworn in as President of Lebanon
  • Sep 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 24 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • Sep 25 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
  • Sep 25 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
  • Sep 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 25 33rd Formula One WDC: Keke Rosberg wins by five points
  • Sep 26 "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Sep 26 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 26 "Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

  • Sep 27 Cards clinching NL East title
  • Sep 27 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
  • Sep 27 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
  • Sep 27 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Sep 28 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
  • Sep 28 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505
  • Sep 29 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
  • Sep 29 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 National railroad strike in Belgium
  • Sep 30 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 1 Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
  • Sep 1 Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
  • Sep 2 Joey Barton, English footballer
  • Sep 2 Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress
  • Sep 2 Jason Hammel, American baseball player
  • Sep 3 Andrew McMahon, American singer and songwriter
  • Sep 3 Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model
  • Sep 5 Alexandre Geijo, Spanish/Swiss footballer
  • Sep 5 Sondre Lerche, Norwegian musician
  • Sep 7 Andre Dirrell, American boxer
  • Sep 9 Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 10 Misty Copeland, ballerina (1st African American Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre), born in Kansas City Missouri

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • Sep 11 Shriya Saran, South Indian actress
  • Sep 12 Nana Ozaki, Japanese model
  • Sep 13 Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
  • Sep 13 Rickie Weeks, American baseball player
  • Sep 13 Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
  • Sep 14 Hiroki Narimiya, Japanese actor
  • Sep 16 Leon Knight, English footballer
  • Sep 16 Michael McCall, Irish chemist
  • Sep 17 Hope Larson, American illustrator and cartoonist
  • Sep 17 Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 19 Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player
  • Sep 19 Columbus Short, American actor and choreographer
  • Sep 19 Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 19 Nicole Voss, American model
  • Sep 21 Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver
  • Sep 21 Danny Kass, American snowboarder
  • Sep 21 Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
  • Sep 21 Rowan Vine, English footballer
  • Sep 22 Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Sep 22 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer
  • Sep 22 Billie Piper, English singer and actress (Dr Who), born in Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Sep 24 Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
  • Sep 24 Paul Hamm, American gymnast
  • Sep 24 Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
  • Sep 25 Hyun Bin, South Korean actor
  • Sep 26 Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentine footballer
  • Sep 26 Rob Burrow, English rugby league player
  • Sep 27 Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
  • Sep 27 Lil Wayne, American rapper
  • Sep 27 Anna Camp, American actress (Sarah Newlin-True Blood, Mad Men, The Good Wife), born in Aiken, South Carolina
  • Sep 28 Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
  • Sep 28 Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
  • Sep 28 Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
  • Sep 28 Ranbir Kapoor, Indian Actor
  • Sep 28 Nolwenn Leroy, French Singer
  • Sep 28 Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
  • Sep 28 Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player
  • Sep 29 Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter
  • Sep 30 Lacey Chabert, actress (Party of Five)
  • Sep 30 Michelle Marsh, British model
  • Sep 30 Kieran Culkin, American actor
  • Sep 30 Teal Redmann, American actress
  • Sep 30 Ryan Stout, American comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • Sep 1 Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Sep 2 Jay Novello, actor (Harum Scarum, Rebel Breed), dies of cancer at 78
  • Sep 2 Tom Baker, US actor, dies of a drug overdose in New York at 42
  • Sep 3 Della Chiesa, Italian general/mafia fighter, murdered
  • Sep 3 Michael Thoma, actor (8 is Enough, Fame), dies at 55
  • Sep 5 Maurice Naessens, Belgian banker, dies at 73
  • Sep 5 Douglas Bader, RAF fighter pilot in World War II (b. 1910)
  • Sep 7 Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • Sep 9 Frederic Dannay, [Ellery Queen], US, detective writer, dies at 76
  • Sep 10 Max Winders Maximilien, brought Belgium gold reserve to England, dies
  • Sep 11 Albert Soboult, French historian, dies at 68
  • Sep 12 Kommer Kleijn, Dutch actor/director (Paul Vlaanderen), dies at 89
  • Sep 13 Philip Ober, actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 80
  • Sep 14 Bashir Gemayel, falangist Lebanon's president-elect, assassinated by a bomb

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

Actress Grace Kelly
Actress
Grace Kelly
  • Sep 14 John C Gardner, US, writer (Life & Times of Chaucer High), dies at 49
  • Sep 14 Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)
  • Sep 15 Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's former foreign minister, executed in Iran
  • Sep 16 Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mr Beasley-Burns & Allen Show), dies at 86
  • Sep 17 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)
  • Sep 19 Fred Badcock, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ 1930-33, 16 wkts), dies
  • Sep 19 Samuel L M Barlow, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 21 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet general (b. 1897)
  • Sep 23 Jimmy Wakely, country western singer, dies of heart failure at 68
  • Sep 24 Sarah Churchill, actress (Royal Wedding, Spring Meeting), dies at 67
  • Sep 26 Alec Hurwood, cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies
  • Sep 27 Saad Sayd, [Abu Walid], Palestinian commandant in Lebanon, dies
  • Sep 28 Larry Breeding, actor (Who's Watching the Kids), dies on 36th birthday
  • Sep 28 Mabel Albertson, actress (Gazebo, Bewitched), dies of Alzheimer at 81
  • Sep 29 H C Slinger Nitschke, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies
  • Sep 29 Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)