Historical Events in August 1982

  • 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)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 KCs' 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

30th PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

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