On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1982

Historical Events

  • 15th NAACP Image Awards: "An Officer and a Gentleman" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Ingrid Berghmans (Neth) retains judo's world championship
  • Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • NFL Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
  • PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Don January wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke over Julius Boros
  • Seattle Univ Baptist Ch declares sanctuary for Cen Am refugees
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Keri Hilson, American singer and songwriter (The Way I Are), born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Trai Essex, American football player, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
1982 Highlights

About December 5, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius