On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1982

Historical Events

  • Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala during country's civil war, 171 people killed led by Santos L√≥pez Alonzo
  • In Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. becomes the first person to be executed by lethal injection in the US.
  • Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Brooks Jr, convicted murderer became 1st US prisoner to be executed by lethal injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas
  • George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82
  • William "Will" Lee, American actor (They Live by Night, Melody Lane), dies from a heart attack at 74
1982 Highlights

About December 7, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius