What Happened on December 9, 1982

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, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Vincent Accardi, American rock guitarist (Brand New), born in Wantagh, New York

Famous Divorces

William Hurt

American actors Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce, after 10 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Usinger, German writer (Song Against Death), dies at 87
  • Joey Forman, American 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, Hammond organ player, and bandleader, dies at 55
1982 Highlights

About December 9, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mickey - Toni Basil
  • UK #1 Song: Beat Surrender - Jam