On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

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 2007 Tour de France winner
  • Robbie Gould, American football player
  • Ryan Carnes, American actor
  • Sean Ervine, Zimbabwean cricketer

Famous Divorces

  • US Senator Ted & Joan Kennedy divorce