On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1982

Historical Events

  • Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin’ Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist and Tour de France winner (2007, 09), born in Pinto, Madrid, Spain
  • Robbie Gould, American football player (San Francisco 49ers), born in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
  • Sean Ervine, Zimbabwean cricketer (played for Zimbabwe in the 2003 Cricket World Cup), born in Harare, Zimbabwe

Famous Divorces

  • US Senator Ted & Joan Kennedy divorce
1982 Highlights

About December 6, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius