Historical Events for August 1982

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Events 1 - 60 of 60

1st - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
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)
2nd - Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season
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
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray FloydGolfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd 8th - 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa
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
14th - Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
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 - LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game started 8/17)
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 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
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 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 perfs
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
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 29th - George Brett gets his 1,500th hit
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.
30th - PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut
31st - USSR performs underground nuclear test

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