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)

Sports History

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

  • 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? 39 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Dominion Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer