Historical Events in August 1982

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1st Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1st Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
  • 1st H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame
  • 1st Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut
  • 1st Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)

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2nd Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 2nd Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network
  • 3rd Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
  • 4th NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • 5th Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • 5th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 6th 22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½
  • 6th California Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
  • 6th WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
  • 6th Three ANC members are sentenced to death in South Africa

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8th 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 8th Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 11th Twins Terry Felton loses & runs career to 0-14 (en route to 0-16)
  • 11th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 11th The South African Defence Force (SADF) raids Southern Angola
  • 14th Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • 14th Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq

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14th Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 15th Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • 15th Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution
  • 17th LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • 17th South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin
  • 17th The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.
  • 18th 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
  • 18th NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
  • 18th Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • 18th Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • 18th Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
  • 19th Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • 19th Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
  • 20th Don Lever becomes 1st captain of NJ Devils
  • 20th US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
  • 21st Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
  • 21st Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • 22nd Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
  • 22nd Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 23rd Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
  • 23rd Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • 23rd USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 24th KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • 26th NASA launches Telesat-F
  • 27th Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark
  • 27th Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
  • 28th "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • 28th USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 28th The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • 28th 39th Venice Film Festival: "The State of Things" directed by Wim Wenders wins Golden Lion
  • 29th 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August

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29th George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 29th Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • 29th Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
  • 29th The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

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30th PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 31st USSR performs underground nuclear test