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
Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • 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? 39 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus