On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1982

Historical Events

  • "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • 39th Venice Film Festival: "The State of Things" directed by Wim Wenders wins Golden Lion
  • The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

LeAnn Rimes

(Margaret) LeAnn Rimes [Cibrian], American country singer ("Blue"; "How Do I Live"), born in Jackson, Mississippi

Country Singer LeAnn Rimes
Country Singer
LeAnn Rimes
  • Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer, born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer, born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil

Famous Deaths

  • Geoff Chubb, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 21 wickets; Border), dies at 71
  • Nini de Boël, Flemish operetta singer (White Horse), dies at 84
1982 Highlights

About August 28, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo