October 1982 in History

Events in History

  • 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 Record 11,763 start a 186 mile cross-country race near Stockholm
  • Oct 4 Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
  • 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 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

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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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Oct 10 US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
  • 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 14 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • 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 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

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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 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • 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
  • Oct 30 Portugal revises constitution
  • Oct 31 Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 1 Harry Lawrence, Bath born Entrepreneur
  • Oct 6 MC Lars, American hip-hop artist
  • Oct 10 Amon Buchanan, Australian rules footballer
  • Oct 17 Nick Riewoldt, Australian rules footballer
  • Oct 27 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker

Deaths in History

  • Oct 2 William Bernbach, advertising magnate, dies at 71
  • Oct 4 Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier, dies
  • Oct 8 Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92
  • Oct 9 Anna Freud, Austria/Engl psychoanalyst/daughter of Sigmund, dies at 86
  • Oct 10 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • Oct 17 Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47

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Oct 18 Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • Oct 18 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish literary (Sources of Insomnia), dies at 82
  • Oct 18 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  • Oct 19 Jock Ewing, dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas"
  • Oct 26 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop of Florence/Pope candidate, dies