Historical Events in March 1982

  • Mar 1 Ski lift malfunctions at Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees, kills five people
  • Mar 1 NY Times raises its price from 25 cents to 30 cents
  • Mar 1 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data

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Mar 2 60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Mar 2 Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru
  • Mar 3 Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen Harrison Williams (D-NJ)
  • Mar 4 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy & D Potvin
  • Mar 4 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 504
  • Mar 5 Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
  • Mar 5 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data
  • Mar 6 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
  • Mar 6 Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
  • Mar 6 23rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Kentucky, 48-46
  • Mar 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
  • Mar 7 Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec)
  • Mar 7 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
  • Mar 7 29th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 47-45

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Mar 10 US President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Mar 10 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • Mar 10 Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
  • Mar 10 Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
  • Mar 10 The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 10 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
  • Mar 11 Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
  • Mar 11 Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Mar 11 Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington, D.C.

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Mar 11 US boycotts Libyan crude oil
  • Mar 12 1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica v Leeward Islands
  • Mar 12 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"
  • Mar 13 Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
  • Mar 13 Ice Pairs Championship at Copenhagen won by Baess & Thierbach (GDR)
  • Mar 13 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 13 Worlds Ladies Fig Skate Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA)
  • Mar 13 Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship

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Mar 13 TV drama "T.J. Hooker" premieres on on US's ABC network starring William Shatner

  • Mar 14 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • Mar 14 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
  • Mar 15 Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
  • Mar 15 KGB-AM in San Diego CA changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP)
  • Mar 15 Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days
  • Mar 17 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
  • Mar 18 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
  • Mar 19 National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27
  • Mar 19 Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K..
  • Mar 20 1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is v Barbados
  • Mar 20 France performs nuclear test
  • Mar 20 Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 wks
  • Mar 20 Rev A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa
  • Mar 21 "Little Johnny Jones" opens & closes at Alvin Theater NYC
  • Mar 21 Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard
  • Mar 21 Movie "Annie" premieres
  • Mar 21 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Mar 22 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
  • Mar 22 Iran offensive against Iraq
  • Mar 23 Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, president Romeo Lucas flees

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Mar 23 Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 24 US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia

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Mar 25 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 25 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" on CBS-TV
  • Mar 26 Ground-breaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Mar 26 Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Mar 26 Soap opera "Capitol" premieres
  • Mar 27 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances
  • Mar 27 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
  • Mar 27 Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
  • Mar 28 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
  • Mar 28 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
  • Mar 28 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Mar 28 JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador
  • Mar 29 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Mommie Dearest wins
  • Mar 29 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62
  • Mar 29 54th Academy Awards: "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win
  • Mar 29 Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 30 3rd space shuttle mission-Columbia 3 lands at White Sands, NM
  • Mar 30 John Pielmeier's "Agnes of God" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 31 Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil
  • Mar 31 Rock group Doobie Brothers split up