Historical Events in July 1982

  • 1st 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1st ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • 1st Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • 1st General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • 1st Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • 1st PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells
  • 2nd Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
  • 2nd Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
  • 2nd In South Africa, the Internal Security Act is passed, giving massive powers to the authorities to investigate any organization or publication

Sport awardTennis Open

3rd 89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (61 36 62)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 3rd Riot at building Stopera Amsterdam (damages Ÿ1 million)
  • 4th 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie
  • 4th 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB

Sport awardTennis Open

4th 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 4th Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
  • 4th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 4th Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning
  • 5th Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • 5th ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay
  • 7th David Moorcroft of UK sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41
  • 7th Steve Scott of US runs mile in a record 3:47.69
  • 8th "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 8th Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
  • 8th Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
  • 8th Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
  • 8th 15th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego
  • 9th Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 9th Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
  • 10th Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
  • 10th Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

10th Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

Inventor Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse
  • 10th Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 11th "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 11th 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber
  • 11th Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • 11th FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • 12th Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • 12th FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
  • 13th 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • 13th All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 13th Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed
  • 13th Iran launches first attack into Iraq
  • 15th Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • 15th Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
  • 15th Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
  • 16th George P. Shultz sworn in as US Secretary of State
  • 16th NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
  • 16th Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
  • 16th CDC report on AIDS symptoms in three hemophiliacs
  • 18th "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

18th 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • 18th Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 19th 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Wash DC
  • 19th Bolivian government resigns
  • 19th David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
  • 19th 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
  • 20th T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
  • 20th Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London
  • 21st France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 22nd Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
  • 23rd FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • 23rd International Whaling Commission votes for total ban on commercial whaling (starting 1985)
  • 24th "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • 24th KHJ (LA) & KFRC (SF) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
  • 24th Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • 25th 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • 25th 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • 25th France performs nuclear Test
  • 25th 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 26th Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket
  • 26th Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

27th California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

27th Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 27th Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" premieres in NYC
  • 30th Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • 30th USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 31st 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France
  • 31st Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die
  • 31st Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • 31st USSR performs nuclear Test