On This Day

What Happened on December 12, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances
  • $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in NYC

Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert-Lloyd wins her first Australian title; beats Martina Navratilova 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • The "Snowplow Game": when a snowstorm holds a New England vs Miami game scoreless, Mark Henderson, a convict on work release, on Patriots coach Ron Meyer order, clears the path for John Smith's attempt, which wins the game for the Patriots, 3-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow