1982 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 485

  • Aug 17 South Bend, Ind jury acquits self-avowed racist Joseph Paul Franklin
  • Aug 17 The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.
  • Aug 18 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
  • Aug 18 NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
  • Aug 18 Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
  • Aug 19 Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
  • Aug 20 US marines land in Beirut Lebanon
  • Aug 21 Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
  • Aug 22 Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
  • Aug 23 Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
  • Aug 23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Aug 26 NASA launches Telesat-F
  • Aug 27 Soyuz T-7 returns to Earth
  • Aug 28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Aug 28 The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • Aug 29 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August
  • Aug 29 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
  • Aug 29 The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

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Aug 30 PLO leader Yasser Arafat leaves Beirut

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Aug 31 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 1 Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" premieres in London
  • Sep 1 Max speedometer reading mandated at 85 MPH
  • Sep 1 Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks
  • Sep 1 Palestinian Liberation Organization leaves Lebanon
  • Sep 1 The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • Sep 3 Anker Jørgensen government in Denmark resigns
  • Sep 4 Arson fire engulfs apartment-hotel in LA, 25 die
  • Sep 4 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 5 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph
  • Sep 6 Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists
  • Sep 6 Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Dutch social democratic party wins elections, fascist enters Dutch parliament
  • Sep 9 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank in preparation for STS-5
  • Sep 9 Conestoga 1, 1st private commercial rocket, makes suborbital flight
  • Sep 13 50 die in Spantax Airlines DC-10 on takeoff from Malaga, Spain
  • Sep 14 36" snow (Red Lodge, MT)
  • Sep 14 Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of English Channel
  • Sep 14 Bomb at Lebanese Phalange party HQ kills President-elect Bachir Gemayel and 26 others
  • Sep 15 First issue of "USA Today" published by Gannett Co Inc
  • Sep 15 Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut

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Sep 15 Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Sep 16 Massacre of 1000+ Palestinian refugees at Chatila & Sabra begins
  • Sep 18 Sabra and Shatila massacres - Christian militia massacre at least 700 Palestinians in retaliation for assassination of Bachir Gemayel
  • Sep 18 7th Toronto International Film Festival: "Tempest" directed by Paul Mazursky wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 19 Streetcars stop running on Market St, San Francisco after 122 years of service
  • Sep 20 Jalaluddin takes a one-day hat-trick Pakistan v Australia
  • Sep 21 Devils beat Rangers 3-2 in exhibition; 1st hockey in Meadowlands (NJ)
  • Sep 21 SF cable cars cease operations for 2 years of repairs
  • Sep 21 STS-5 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Sep 22 San Francisco's cable cars made a final run before closing down for 20-month
  • Sep 23 Amin Gemayel sworn in as President of Lebanon
  • Sep 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 24 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • Sep 25 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
  • Sep 25 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
  • Sep 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Sep 27 Cards clinching NL East title
  • Sep 27 Filming begins on "Never Say Never Again"
  • Sep 27 Jan Wolkers awarded but refuses Constantine Huygens-prize
  • Sep 27 John Palmer becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Sep 28 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
  • Sep 28 NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505
  • Sep 29 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • Sep 29 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 30 National railroad strike in Belgium
  • Sep 30 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia
  • 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
Architect
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
  • 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
  • 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 in Economics awarded to George Stigler

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