1982 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 485 of 485

  • 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 has reached 1 billion plus people
  • 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

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Oct 31 Pope John Paul II becomes first pontiff to visit Spain

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 1 Andrew "Dice" Clay & George Wendt appear in "Trick or Treatment"
  • Nov 1 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
  • Nov 2 Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
  • Nov 3 Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young
  • Nov 4 Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
  • Nov 6 Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • Nov 7 Turkey adopts constitution
  • Nov 9 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time
  • Nov 10 IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy
  • Nov 10 Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyn's "Foxfire" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened
  • Nov 11 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia makes the first officially "operational" shuttle mission
  • Nov 11 Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60
  • Nov 11 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • Nov 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Nov 12 KGB Chief Yuri Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as leader of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 13 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.

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Nov 14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa

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Nov 15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Nov 15 4th ACE Cable Awards: "Bernstein/Beethoven" by Horant H. Hohlfeld and Harry J. Kraut
  • Nov 16 5th space shuttle mission: Columbia lands at Edwards Air Force Base after 5 days in space
  • Nov 16 Agreement reached ending 57 day football strike
  • Nov 16 Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

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Nov 16 Tom Stoppard's "Real Thing" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • Nov 17 Dale Murphy wins NL MVP
  • Nov 22 Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB, Texas
  • Nov 23 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
  • Nov 23 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
  • Nov 24 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
  • Nov 25 The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.
  • Nov 26 Clyde King named Yankee manager
  • Nov 26 Yasuhiro Nakasone elected PM of Japan succeeding Zenko Suzuki

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Nov 26 Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Nov 30 STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • Nov 30 US submarine Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in South China Sea
  • Nov 30 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Dec 1 Dentist Barney B Clark gets 1st artificial heart
  • Dec 1 Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of Mexico
  • Dec 2 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
  • Dec 3 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
  • Dec 3 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 4 China adopts its constitution
  • Dec 4 Police & racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
  • Dec 5 Seattle Univ Baptist Ch declares sanctuary for Cen Am refugees
  • Dec 5 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 6 Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin’ Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry
  • Dec 7 Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building
  • Dec 7 In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.
  • Dec 8 Clark Gilles fails in 7th Islander penalty shot
  • Dec 8 Suriname army leader Bouterse murders 15 opponents
  • Dec 8 Norman Mayer holds Washington Monument hostage, demanding an end to nuclear weapons. Is killed by police after 10 hrs (he had no explosives)

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Dec 8 Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez receives the Nobel Prize for Literature

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Dec 10 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
  • Dec 10 CDC report on a transfusion recipient who developed AIDS symptoms
  • Dec 12 $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in NYC
  • Dec 12 The "Snowplow Game": when a snowstorm holds a New England vs Miami game scoreless, Mark Henderson, a convict on work release, on Patriots coach Ron Meyer order, clears the path for John Smith's attempt, which wins the game for the Patriots, 3-0
  • Dec 13 Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die
  • Dec 15 Roy Williams, Teamsters pres, & 4 others convicted of bribery
  • Dec 15 Sao Tome & Principe constitution approved
  • Dec 15 Spain reopens border with Gibraltar
  • Dec 16 Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with Mets
  • Dec 16 The Federal Reserve announces that the operating capacity of factories has gone down to 67.8%.
  • Dec 18 Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds
  • Dec 23 The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • Dec 25 Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran Khan rips through Indians
  • Dec 26 TIME's Man of the Year is a computer
  • Dec 26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 27 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi
  • Dec 29 Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ends his career with Alabama (323 wins)
  • Dec 30 Anthony Shaffer's "Whodunnit" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 30 US Assay Office in New York City, NY closes
  • Dec 31 TV soap "Doctors" ends 19 year run

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