On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1982

Historical Events

PGA Championship

PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Raymond Floyd fires an opening round 9-under-par 63, tying the tournament 18-hole record

  • Stephabue Hix, of Alabama, 18, crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete and bobsledder,born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
  • Tobias Regner, German rock singer, born in Teisendorf, Bavaria, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Wanda Rotha, actress (Mrs Fitzherbert), dies at 72
1982 Highlights

About August 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo