What Happened on April 8, 1982

Historical Events

  • Tracy Caulkins wins her 36th US swimming title aged 19

Famous Birthdays

  • Gennady Golovkin, Kazakh boxer (undisputed world middleweight champion), born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Born in 1982

Famous Divorces

Bryan Cranston

Actor Bryan Cranston (26) divorces writer Mickey Middleton after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Katherine Rawls, American diver (Olympic silver 3m springboard 1932, 36) and swimmer (Olympic bronze 4×100m freestyle 1936), dies from cancer at 64
1982 Highlights

About April 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • UK #1 Song: Seven Tears - Goombay Dance Band