Historical Events in April 1982

  • Apr 1 Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution
  • Apr 1 US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
  • Apr 2 Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
  • Apr 2 In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
  • Apr 3 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • Apr 3 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands
  • Apr 3 136th Grand National: Mr. Dick Saunders aboard Grittar wins
  • Apr 4 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
  • Apr 5 Aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes with escort vessels left Portsmouth for the Falkland Islands
  • Apr 5 Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season
  • Apr 5 Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war
  • Apr 6 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • Apr 6 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279
  • Apr 7 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
  • Apr 8 Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
  • Apr 9 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • Apr 10 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • Apr 11 46th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
  • Apr 12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • Apr 15 Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display
  • Apr 16 Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution
  • Apr 17 Canada adopts its constitution
  • Apr 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Apr 18 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
  • Apr 18 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
  • Apr 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
  • Apr 18 Zimbabwean capital Salisbury renamed Harare
  • Apr 19 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • Apr 19 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st African American NASA astronaut
  • Apr 19 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Sally Ride announed will be 1st American woman astronaut

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Apr 19 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • Apr 20 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • Apr 20 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs in Belfast, Derry, Armagh, Ballymena, Bessbrook and Magherafelt; 2 civilians are killed and 12 injured
  • Apr 21 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • Apr 21 Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
  • Apr 21 Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
  • Apr 22 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • Apr 22 Launch of STS-3-Lousma & Fullerton [03/23]
  • Apr 23 Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America
  • Apr 23 The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Apr 24 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • Apr 24 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
  • Apr 24 27th Eurovision Song Contest: Nicole for Germany wins singing "Ein bichen Frieden" in Harrogate
  • Apr 25 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 25 In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
  • Apr 25 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic
  • Apr 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 25 Yanks fire manager Bob Lemon & replaces him with Gene Michael
  • Apr 26 Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
  • Apr 26 CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
  • Apr 26 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Apr 27 1982 NFL Draft: Kenneth Sims from University of Texas first pick by New England Patriots

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 29 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Apr 29 Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 29 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • Apr 30 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
  • Apr 30 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
  • Apr 30 Iranian offensive in Khusistan