What Happened on December 3, 1982

Historical Events

Film Release

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

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

Boxing 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? 40 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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