On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1982

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-American rock and Christian music guitarist (The Academy Is...2007-11; Hillsong United, 1998-present), born in Skipton, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
1982 Highlights

About April 6, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries