June 1982 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • Jun 3 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
  • Jun 4 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
  • Jun 5 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
  • 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 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 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
  • 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 9 General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala
  • Jun 9 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • 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

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Jun 11 Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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 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 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands
  • 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.

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Jun 20 Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • Jun 22 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes

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Jun 22 Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • Jun 22 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 23 "Cleavage" opens & closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 -117°F; All time low at South Pole
  • Jun 23 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
  • Jun 23 Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
  • Jun 24 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
  • Jun 24 Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (Soyuz T-16)
  • Jun 24 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • Jun 24 US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
  • Jun 25 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • Jun 25 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
  • Jun 25 US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr resigns, replaced by Schultz
  • Jun 25 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.
  • Jun 25 South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control
  • Jun 26 Carlos Lopes runs European record 10km (27:34.39)
  • Jun 26 US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
  • Jun 27 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Jun 27 STS-4 Launch (Columbia)

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Jun 28 Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William"

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • Jun 29 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
  • Jun 30 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
  • Jun 30 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Ronnie Prude, National Football League player
  • Jun 8 Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
  • Jun 10 Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • Jun 11 Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Jun 18 Sean Conant, Irish-American artist

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Jun 21 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana, born in London, England

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • Jun 24 Brian Fitzgerald, American writer
  • Jun 24 Clint Bajada, Maltese television and radio presenter

Weddings in History

  • Jun 26 Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Hendrik Algra, Newspaper publisher/Dutch MP (ARP), dies
  • Jun 2 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 6 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 9 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, dies at 60
  • Jun 10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director, dies of drug overdose at 36
  • Jun 12 Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • Jun 12 Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • Jun 13 Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • Jun 18 Djuna Barnes, writer, dies
  • Jun 18 John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining
  • Jun 18 Roberto Calvi, director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself
  • Jun 19 John Cheever, US writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • Jun 23 Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • Jun 26 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies
  • Jun 26 Sandy Powell, costume designer, dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies
  • Jun 29 Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies