On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1982

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

  • Laurin Talese, American jazz singer and songwriter ("This Love"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 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
  • Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman and heir to the Bloomingdale's department store, dies at 66
  • Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), dies at 68
1982 Highlights

About August 23, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo