On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1982

Historical Events

  • Flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 20 seconds

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Luetkenhoelter, American bassist (Kutless)

Famous Weddings

Phil Hartman

Actor Phil Hartman (34) weds real estate agent Lisa Strain

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Malivoire, French cox pair (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 44
  • Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII, dies at 66
  • Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1952, 46 runs, 2 wkts), dies at 67
  • Tibor de Machula, Hungarian-Dutch cellist, dies at 70
1982 Highlights

About December 18, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius