What Happened on December 23, 1982

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
1982 Highlights

About December 23, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Maneater - Daryl Hall John Oates
  • UK #1 Song: Save Your Love - Renee & Renato