Historical Events in October 1982

  • 1st EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida
  • 1st USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1st West Germany's Parliament ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor for Helmut Kohl
  • 1st The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
  • 2nd Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700

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2nd The Portland Building, designed by Michael Graves, considered the 1st postmodern building is opened in Portland Oregon

Architect Michael Graves
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Michael Graves
  • 3rd Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • 3rd Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship

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3rd Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
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Patty Sheehan
  • 3rd Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
  • 3rd Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
  • 4th Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
  • 5th 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • 5th China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 5th Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
  • 5th Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM
  • 6th Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
  • 6th Fokker Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
  • 7th Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • 7th Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 8th NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • 8th Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions
  • 9th Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
  • 9th 12th Commonwealth Games close in Brisbane, Australia
  • 10th Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia

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10th Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 10th US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
  • 10th MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • 10th MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2

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11th 16th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson & Ricky Skagg

Country Singer Willie Nelson
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Willie Nelson
  • 11th English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
  • 11th Riot in Amsterdam as tram catches fire
  • 12th 38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)
  • 12th Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits

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13th IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
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Jim Thorpe
  • 13th NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
  • 14th 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 14th Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • 14th NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins

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14th President Reagan proclaims war against drugs

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan
  • 16th Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • 16th Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
  • 16th Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
  • 16th USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 17th 1st live orch on commerical network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • 17th Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • 17th Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in NYC
  • 17th USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 19th Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
  • 20th Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
  • 20th Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
  • 20th Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
  • 20th St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • 20th During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

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21st Private funeral service held for Bess Truman, former First Lady of the United States

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • 22nd Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
  • 24th "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 24th 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • 24th 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

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24th Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
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Steffi Graf
  • 25th David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • 26th Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
  • 26th US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
  • 27th China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
  • 27th IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
  • 28th NASA launches RCA-E
  • 28th Spain's socialists win/communists lose elections
  • 29th Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted

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29th Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"

King of Pop Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson
  • 30th Portugal revises constitution
  • 31st "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances
  • 31st Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain