What Happened on August 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver the win the Talladega 500 twice
  • American Greg Louganis becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives in winning 3m springboard gold, World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame
  • Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut

Famous Birthdays

  • Ai Tominaga, Japanese model and actress, born in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan