Historical Events in 1982 (Part 4)

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  • 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

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

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

Architect Michael Graves
Michael Graves
  • Oct 3 Cox 4 rowing record set at 12:52 for 99 miles (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Oct 3 Milwaukee whips Baltimore 10-2 to win AL East championship
  • Oct 3 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Oct 3 Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
  • Oct 3 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
  • Oct 4 Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
  • Oct 5 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • Oct 5 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Oct 5 Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
  • Oct 5 Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM
  • Oct 6 Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
  • Oct 6 Fokker Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
  • Oct 7 Olof Palme forms Swedish government
  • Oct 7 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • Oct 8 NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • Oct 8 Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions
  • Oct 9 Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead
  • Oct 9 12th Commonwealth Games close in Brisbane, Australia
  • Oct 10 Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
  • Oct 10 Pope John Paul II canonizes Rev Maximilian Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at Auschwitz concentration camp, a saint
  • Oct 10 US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
  • Oct 10 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

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

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

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Oct 14 President Reagan proclaims a war on drugs

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Oct 16 Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • Oct 16 Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
  • Oct 16 Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
  • Oct 16 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Oct 17 1st live orchestra on a US commercial network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • Oct 17 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • Oct 17 Sam Shepard's "True West" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 19 Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (Not guilty)
  • Oct 20 Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
  • Oct 20 Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler
  • Oct 20 Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected
  • Oct 20 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • Oct 20 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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Oct 21 Private funeral service held for Bess Truman, former First Lady of the United States

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

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Oct 24 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

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

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

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Oct 30 Portugal revises constitution
  • Oct 31 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances
  • Oct 31 Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain
  • Nov 1 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
  • Nov 1 Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
  • Nov 1 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
  • Nov 2 Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
  • Nov 2 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 Detroit blocks 20 Cleve Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Nov 3 Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
  • Nov 4 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 5 George Harrison releases "Gone Troppo" album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 6 Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • Nov 7 "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin NYC after 69 performances
  • Nov 7 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 7 Turkey adopts constitution
  • Nov 9 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously
  • Nov 9 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time
  • Nov 10 IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy
  • Nov 10 Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyn's "Foxfire" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened
  • Nov 11 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
  • Nov 11 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia makes the first officially "operational" shuttle mission
  • Nov 11 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60
  • Nov 11 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • Nov 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Nov 12 USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket v India, goes to 215
  • Nov 13 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 13 A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.
  • Nov 14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed
  • Nov 15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 15 4th ACE Cable Awards: "Bernstein/Beethoven" by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut
  • Nov 16 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space
  • Nov 16 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
  • Nov 16 Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

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Nov 16 Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • Nov 17 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • Nov 18 Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
  • Nov 18 Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.

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Nov 20 Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts "Saturday Night Live"

  • Nov 21 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 22 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
  • Nov 23 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
  • Nov 23 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
  • Nov 23 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie

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Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Nov 24 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
  • Nov 25 The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.
  • Nov 26 Clyde King named Yankee manager
  • Nov 26 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki

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Nov 26 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 27 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
  • Nov 27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • Nov 27 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • Nov 28 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances
  • Nov 28 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
  • Nov 28 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)
  • Nov 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Nov 30 STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Nov 30 US submarine Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in South China Sea
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 30 "Gandhi" directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley and John Gielgud premieres in New Delhi (Best Picture 1983)

Actor John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Dec 1 Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
  • Dec 1 Michael Jackson releases his album "Thriller"
  • Dec 1 Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "Tootsie" directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • Dec 2 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
  • Dec 3 1st NJ Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4
  • Dec 3 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
  • Dec 3 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 3 NJ Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
  • Dec 3 Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez
  • Dec 3 "Frances", film depicting life of actress Frances Frances and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US
  • Dec 4 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
  • Dec 4 China adopts its constitution
  • Dec 4 Police & racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
  • Dec 5 Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
  • Dec 5 Ingrid Berghmans (Neth) retains judo's world championship
  • Dec 5 Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • Dec 5 Seattle Univ Baptist Ch declares sanctuary for Cen Am refugees
  • Dec 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 5 15th NAACP Image Awards: "An Officer and a Gentleman" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Dec 6 Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin’ Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry
  • Dec 7 Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building