On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Ray Floyd wins his second 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

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 (De Weerlozen), dies at 63