On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1982

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Frances", film depicting life of actress Frances Farmer and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US

Actress Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
  • 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
  • 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

After losing his world welterweight boxing titles to Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns wins WBC Super Welterweight crown in a majority points decision over Wilfred Benitez at Superdome, New Orleans

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaycee Chan, American-born Hong Kong singer and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Michael Essien, Ghanaian soccer midfielder (58 caps; Chelsea, Lyon), born in Accra, Ghana

Famous Deaths

  • Dutch Meyer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship 1935, 38; TCU), dies at 84
1982 Highlights

About December 3, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius