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
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes (40 years old)

American country singer ("Blue"; "How Do I Live"), born in Jackson, Mississippi

  • 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
Born in 1982

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

About August 28, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  • UK #1 Song: Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners with The Emerald Express