What Happened on September 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
  • Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
  • The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
  • Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
  • Ryan Gomes, American basketball player

Famous Deaths

  • Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76