On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1982

Historical Events

  • CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
  • NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features
  • TV soap "Doctors" ends 19 year run

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Gordon, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Julio DePaula, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Luke Schenscher, Australian basketball player, born in South Australia, Australia

Famous Deaths

  • Kurt Otto Friedrichs, German-American mathematician, and educator (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences), dies at 82
1982 Highlights

About December 31, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Canada, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn