What Happened on August 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver the win the Talladega 500 twice

Sports History

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
  • Caroline Shaw, American violinist, singer, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer (Partita for 8 Voices), born in Greenville, North Carolina
1982 Highlights

About August 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  • UK #1 Song: Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners with The Emerald Express