March 1982 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Ski lift malfunctions at Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees, kills five people
  • Mar 1 NY Times raises its price from 25 cents to 30 cents
  • Mar 1 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
  • Mar 2 Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru
  • Mar 3 Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen Harrison Williams (D-NJ)
  • Mar 4 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy & D Potvin
  • Mar 4 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 504
  • Mar 5 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data
  • Mar 6 Susan Birmingham makes loudest recorded human shout (120 dB)
  • Mar 7 Jarmilla Kratochvilova run world record 400 m indoor (49.59 sec)
  • Mar 10 Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
  • Mar 10 Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
  • Mar 10 The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.
  • Mar 11 Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
  • Mar 11 Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion
  • Mar 11 US boycotts Libyan crude oil
  • Mar 12 1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica v Leeward Islands
  • Mar 12 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"
  • Mar 13 Ice Pairs Championship at Copenhagen won by Baess & Thierbach (GDR)
  • Mar 15 Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days
  • Mar 17 4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador
  • Mar 19 National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27
  • Mar 19 Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K.
  • Mar 20 1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is v Barbados
  • Mar 20 France performs nuclear test
  • Mar 20 Rev A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa
  • Mar 21 "Little Johnny Jones" opens & closes at Alvin Theater NYC
  • Mar 22 3rd Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 3 launched
  • Mar 22 Iran offensive against Iraq
  • Mar 23 Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, president Romeo Lucas flees
  • Mar 24 US sub Jacksonville collides with a Turkish freighter near Virginia
  • Mar 26 Groundbreaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Mar 27 Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
  • Mar 28 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
  • Mar 28 JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 7 Erika Yamakawa, Japanese talent
  • Mar 8 Kat Von D, Mexican-American tattoo artist
  • Mar 13 Jeremy Curl, British explorer
  • Mar 29 Hideaki Takizawa, Japanese artist

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
  • Mar 3 Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
  • Mar 6 Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 9 Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
  • Mar 11 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • Mar 11 Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
  • Mar 12 Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
  • Mar 13 Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed
  • Mar 17 Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 17 Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 17 Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 20 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52
  • Mar 23 Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • Mar 25 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, dies at 79
  • Mar 26 Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
  • Mar 28 William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Mar 29 Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
  • Mar 29 Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
  • Mar 31 Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85