On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center from White Sands
  • Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minnesota 52,279

Famous Birthdays

  • Bret Harrison, American actor (Orange County), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Ilan Hall, Israeli-American chef
  • Michael Guy Chislett, Australian-born American guitarist of "The Academy Is...", born in Skipton, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59