Historical Events in 1982 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 839

  • 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
  • Apr 1 Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution
  • Apr 1 US formally transfers Canal Zone to Panama
  • Apr 2 Several thousand Argentine troops seize the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands from Great Britain
  • Apr 2 In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
  • Apr 3 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • Apr 3 UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands
  • Apr 3 136th Grand National: Mr. Dick Saunders aboard Grittar wins
  • Apr 4 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
  • Apr 5 Aircraft carriers Invincible and Hermes with escort vessels left Portsmouth for the Falkland Islands
  • Apr 5 Cards' Jim Kaat, pitches in record 24th consecutive season
  • Apr 5 Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falklands war
  • Apr 6 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • Apr 6 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279
  • Apr 7 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
  • Apr 8 Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
  • Apr 9 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • Apr 10 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • Apr 11 46th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
  • Apr 12 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • Apr 15 Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display
  • Apr 16 Queen Elizabeth proclaims Canada's new constitution
  • Apr 17 Canada adopts its constitution
  • Apr 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Apr 18 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)
  • Apr 18 Canada Constitution Act replaces British North America Act
  • Apr 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
  • Apr 18 Zimbabwean capital Salisbury renamed Harare
  • Apr 19 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • Apr 19 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st African American NASA astronaut
  • Apr 19 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

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Apr 19 Sally Ride announed will be 1st American woman astronaut

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • Apr 19 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • Apr 20 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • Apr 20 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs in Belfast, Derry, Armagh, Ballymena, Bessbrook and Magherafelt; 2 civilians are killed and 12 injured
  • Apr 21 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • Apr 21 Dr Michael E Bakey performs 1st successful heart implant
  • Apr 21 Dutch Queen Beatrice addresses US Congress
  • Apr 22 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • Apr 22 Launch of STS-3-Lousma & Fullerton [03/23]
  • Apr 23 Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America
  • Apr 23 The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released.

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Apr 24 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Apr 24 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies
  • Apr 24 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Durbin
  • Apr 24 27th Eurovision Song Contest: Nicole for Germany wins singing "Ein bichen Frieden" in Harrogate
  • Apr 25 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 25 In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawal
  • Apr 25 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic
  • Apr 25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 25 Yanks fire manager Bob Lemon & replaces him with Gene Michael
  • Apr 26 Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island
  • Apr 26 CBS radio begins youth oriented broadcast Radio Radio
  • Apr 26 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

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Apr 27 Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Apr 27 1982 NFL Draft: Kenneth Sims from University of Texas first pick by New England Patriots

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 29 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Apr 29 Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador

MurderMurder of Interest

Apr 29 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • Apr 30 Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as President of El Salvador
  • Apr 30 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
  • Apr 30 Iranian offensive in Khusistan
  • May 1 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4
  • May 1 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee opens
  • May 2 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • May 2 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
  • May 3 ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)
  • May 3 NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget
  • May 3 President Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts
  • May 4 British destroyer HMS Sheffield hit by Exocet rocket off Falkland Islands: 20 of her crew died.
  • May 4 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
  • May 4 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • May 6 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • May 6 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 7 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 performances
  • May 7 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
  • May 7 IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
  • May 7 Oakland Raiders to move to LA
  • May 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 9 "9" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 739 performances
  • May 9 Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine" premieres in NYC
  • May 9 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 10 WABC NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine)
  • May 10 WABC joins ABC's All Talk radio network
  • May 12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Li├Ęge of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • May 12 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Updike (Rabbit is Rich)
  • May 12 US Football League forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 In Fatima Portugal, a Spanish Traditionalist priest who opposed Vatican II reforms and saw Pope John Paul II as a perpetrator of them, is stopped prior to his attempt to attack the Pope with a bayonet

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • May 13 Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
  • May 13 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
  • May 13 Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space
  • May 13 Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA
  • May 14 Guinea adopts constitution
  • May 15 107th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4
  • May 16 "Barnum" closes at St James Theater NYC after 854 performances
  • May 16 "Is There Life after High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 performances
  • May 16 Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation for STS-4
  • May 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
  • May 16 Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep
  • May 16 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games
  • May 18 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • May 18 Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
  • May 21 British troops land on Falkland Islands
  • May 23 BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina
  • May 23 Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
  • May 23 Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles
  • May 23 Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders a saint
  • May 24 Liberation of Khorramshahr, Iranians recapture of the port city of Khorramshahr from the Iraqis during the Iran-Iraq War.
  • May 25 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • May 25 Iranian troops reconquer Khorramshar
  • May 25 STS-4 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • May 26 British ship Atlantic Conveyor carrying Chinook helicopters & destroyer HMS Coventry were hit in Falkland war: 39 crew members died
  • May 26 35th Cannes Film Festival: "Missing" directed by Costa Gavras and "Yol" directed by Serif Goren and Yilmaz Guney jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • May 26 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • May 27 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • May 27 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin NYC for 5 performances
  • May 27 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
  • May 28 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
  • May 28 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)
  • May 29 "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses hits #62
  • May 29 1st papal visit to Britain since 1531
  • May 29 Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war
  • May 30 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin NYC after 5 perf
  • May 30 Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
  • May 30 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 30 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
  • May 31 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 63 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 2 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Jun 3 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • Jun 3 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
  • Jun 4 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
  • Jun 4 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
  • Jun 5 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
  • Jun 5 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • Jun 5 Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
  • Jun 6 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out PLO
  • Jun 6 36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win
  • Jun 6 Bernard Glassman installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY
  • Jun 6 Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 81st Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 7 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
  • Jun 7 Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena
  • Jun 7 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
  • Jun 7 US President Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth II
  • Jun 7 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
  • Jun 7 US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome
  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 8 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
  • Jun 8 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
  • Jun 8 Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.
  • Jun 8 US President Ronald Reagan addresses the British Parliament in his "ash heap of history" speech
  • Jun 9 General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala
  • Jun 9 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • Jun 10 "Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
  • Jun 10 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
  • Jun 10 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
  • Jun 10 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Jun 10 Iran recaptures Khorramshahr
  • Jun 11 Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 11 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

  • Jun 12 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • Jun 12 Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
  • Jun 12 Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
  • Jun 13 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • Jun 13 Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Argentina surrenders to Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • Jun 15 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
  • Jun 16 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • Jun 17 US President Reagan's 1st UN General Assembly address "We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament."
  • Jun 17 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands
  • Jun 18 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • Jun 18 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
  • Jun 19 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jun 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 21 John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity
  • Jun 22 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes