On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday

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
  • 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
  • Manny Corpas, American baseball player (Sugar Land Skeeters), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana