December 8, 1982 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez receives the Nobel Prize for Literature

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons. Is killed by police after 10 hrs (he had no explosives)
  • Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents

Birthdays in History

  • Noelle Pikus-Pace, American skeleton racer

Deaths in History

  • Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered
  • Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered
  • Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered
  • Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered
  • John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered
  • Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered
  • Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
  • Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
  • Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered