On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs in Belfast, Derry, Armagh, Ballymena, Bessbrook and Magherafelt; 2 civilians are killed and 12 injured

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Sandham, English cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies at 91
  • Archibald MacLeish, American lawyer and writer (Conquistador), dies at 89
  • Mimi Boesnach, actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roses), dies at 82