What Happened on August 8, 1982

Historical Events

PGA 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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Florence, British canoeist
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Brandon, British auto racer (closely associated with development Cooper Car Company), 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
1982 Highlights

About August 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

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