What Happened on August 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Ray Floyd wins 2nd PGA C'ship by 3 shots from fellow American Lanny Wadkins

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

  • David Florence, British canoeist

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Brandon, British racing driver, dies at 62
  • Ferre Grignard, Belgian pop singer/painter (Crucified Jesus), dies
  • Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80
  • Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • Valeer van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer (De Weerlozen), dies