On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Norman Dinerstein, American composer, dies of a heart attack at 45