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
  • Scott Palguta, professional soccer player
  • YTCracker, American musician

Famous Deaths

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