On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1982

Historical Events

  • 38°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1
  • The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.

Famous Birthdays

  • A+ [Andre Levins], American rapper, born in Hempstead, New York
  • Carlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player, born in Santa Fe, Argentina

Famous Deaths

Person of interestIngrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Gaslight), dies on her 67th birthday

  • Lehman Engel, American conductor and composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • Nahum Goldmann, American president of Zionist World Organization, dies at 87
1982 Highlights

About August 29, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo