July 1982 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • Jul 1 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • Jul 1 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • Jul 1 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • Jul 2 Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
  • Jul 2 Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
  • Jul 2 In South Africa, the Internal Security Act is passed, giving massive powers to the authorities to investigate any organization or publication
  • Jul 4 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
  • Jul 4 Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
  • Jul 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 4 Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning
  • Jul 5 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
  • Jul 5 ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay
  • Jul 7 David Moorcroft of UK sets record for 5000 m, 13:00.41
  • Jul 7 Steve Scott of US runs mile in a record 3:47.69
  • Jul 8 Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager
  • Jul 8 Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
  • Jul 8 Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized
  • Jul 9 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • Jul 9 Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
  • Jul 9 Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and enters the Queen's bedroom
  • Jul 10 Miguel Vasquez makes 1st public quadruple somersault on trapeze
  • Jul 10 Rangers Larry Parrish hits his 3rd grand slam of the week

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Jul 10 Samuel Morse's "Gallery of the Louvre" sells for $3,250,000

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • Jul 10 Zimbabwe beats Bermuda by 5 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • Jul 12 Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
  • Jul 12 FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
  • Jul 13 Train crash at Aalter Belgium, 5 killed
  • Jul 13 Iran launches first attack into Iraq
  • Jul 15 Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 15 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
  • Jul 15 Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
  • Jul 16 George P. Shultz sworn in as US Secretary of State
  • Jul 16 NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
  • Jul 16 Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
  • Jul 16 CDC report on AIDS symptoms in three hemophiliacs
  • Jul 19 1st Old Timer's All star classic - AL wins 7-2 in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 19 Bolivian government resigns
  • Jul 19 David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
  • Jul 19 1st annual Cracker Jack Oldtimers Classic 75-year-old Luke Appling hits a 250-foot HR off Warren Spahn, AL beats NL 7-2
  • Jul 20 Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London
  • Jul 21 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • Jul 22 Academic Text Processing Service forms in Seattle
  • Jul 23 FCC approves AM stereo radio, KTSA San Antonio goes stereo
  • Jul 23 International Whaling Commission votes for total ban on commercial whaling (starting 1985)
  • Jul 24 KHJ (LA) & KFRC (SF) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
  • Jul 24 Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • Jul 25 France performs nuclear Test
  • Jul 26 Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket

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Jul 27 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's first visit to the US in almost 11 years

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Jul 30 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • Jul 31 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide near Beaune, France
  • Jul 31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • Jul 31 USSR performs nuclear Test

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 9 Alecko Eskandarian, Armenian-American footballer

Weddings in History

  • Jul 1 Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NYC Madison Square Garden
  • Jul 22 Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 24 Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride

Deaths in History

  • Jul 4 Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
  • Jul 4 Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
  • Jul 8 Virginia Hall [Goillot], American spy with British Special Operations during WWII (1940-1966), dies at 76
  • Jul 10 Gustav MR von Koenigswald, German/Dutch paleontologist, dies at 79
  • Jul 13 Edith Heerdegen, dies at 69
  • Jul 15 Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • Jul 16 Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
  • Jul 16 Charles Robberts, The first State President of South Africa, dies at 88
  • Jul 20 Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
  • Jul 21 Jean J A Girault, French director (Gendarme Saint-Tropez), dies at 58
  • Jul 23 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, dies at 82
  • Jul 25 Beene Dubbelboer, writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
  • Jul 25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)

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Jul 29 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), dies at 82

  • Jul 29 Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Richard N Gale, English general/paracommandant, dies at 86