What Happened on August 23, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
  • Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer, born in Vallejo, California
  • Scott Palguta, American soccer player, born in Toms River, New Jersey
  • YTCracker [Bryce Case, Jr.], American hip-hop artist, born in La Mirada, California

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
  • Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies at 68