On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmella DeCesare, American model and Playmate of the Year 2004, born in Avon Lake, Ohio
  • Hilarie Burton, American actress (One Tree Hill), born in Sterling, Virginia
  • Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player (3 ATP titles), born in Lund, Sweden
  • Romola Garai, English actress (I Capture the Castle), born in Hong Kong

Famous Weddings

  • Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NYC Madison Square Garden

Famous Deaths

  • John Everett Watts, American composer, dies at 51
  • Ray Scarborough, American MLB pitcher (All Star 1950), dies at 64
  • Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
1982 Highlights

About July 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer