Historical Events in September 1982

  • Sep 1 Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • Sep 1 Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
  • Sep 1 Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • Sep 1 Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
  • Sep 1 The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • Sep 2 Rolling Stone Keith Richard's house burns down
  • Sep 3 Anker Jørgensen government in Denmark resigns
  • Sep 4 Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die
  • Sep 4 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 5 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • Sep 5 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
  • Sep 6 Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 17th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $28,400,000

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 6 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

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Sep 6 Paul McCartney releases "Tug of War"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Sep 6 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #
  • Sep 6 Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • Sep 9 "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • Sep 9 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5
  • Sep 9 Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
  • Sep 10 Decca releases Beatle audition "Complete Silver Beatles" album
  • Sep 11 Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 11 102nd Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (6-3, 6-1)
  • Sep 12 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • Sep 12 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 102nd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 13 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • Sep 13 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • Sep 14 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • Sep 14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • Sep 14 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • Sep 14 Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others
  • Sep 15 First issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc
  • Sep 15 Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut

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Sep 15 Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Sep 16 Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
  • Sep 17 NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
  • Sep 18 Sabra and Shatila massacres - Christian militia massacre at least 700 Palestinians in retaliation for assassination of Bachir Gemayel
  • Sep 18 7th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tempest" directed by Paul Mazursky wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 19 34th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Barney Miller, Alan Alda & Carol Kane win
  • Sep 19 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • Sep 19 Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
  • Sep 19 Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
  • Sep 20 Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia
  • Sep 21 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 21 Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ)
  • Sep 21 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • Sep 21 SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs
  • Sep 21 STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 22 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
  • Sep 22 San Francisco's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 22 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

  • Sep 23 "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Sep 23 Amin Gemayel sworn in as president of Lebanon
  • Sep 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 24 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • Sep 25 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
  • Sep 25 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
  • Sep 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 25 33rd Formula One WDC: Keke Rosberg wins by five points
  • Sep 26 "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Sep 26 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 26 "Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

  • Sep 27 Cards clinching NL East title
  • Sep 27 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
  • Sep 27 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
  • Sep 27 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Sep 28 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
  • Sep 28 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505
  • Sep 29 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
  • Sep 29 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 National railroad strike in Belgium
  • Sep 30 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia