On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • World Boxing Council first to reduce the length of championship fights from 15 to 12 rounds, and allows referees to order standing 8-count for fighters in trouble

Famous Birthdays

  • Nathalie De Vos, Belgian athlete
  • Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist
  • Vincent Accardi, American guitarist Brand New

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song against Death), dies at 87
  • Joey Forman, actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53
  • Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor, dies at 77
  • Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, dies at 80
  • Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist, dies at 55