What Happened on August 18, 1982

Historical Events

  • Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
  • Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • NYSE tops 100m shares traded for the 1st time, sets a new record of 132.69m shares traded

Sports History

Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance

Famous Deaths

  • Beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87
1982 Highlights

About August 18, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 5 months and 12 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