On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1982

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador

MurderMurder of Interest

American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski

Famous Birthdays

  • Kamran Jawaid, Pakistani film critic

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Collum, German composer, dies at 67
1982 Highlights

About April 29, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus