On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1982

Historical Events

  • CDC report on AIDS symptoms in three hemophiliacs

Historic Event

George P. Shultz is sworn in as the 60th US Secretary of State

  • NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
  • Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael UmaƱa, Costa Rican footballer (Pars Jonoubi), born in Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Famous Deaths

  • C. R. Swart, South African politician (1st State President of South Africa 1961-67), dies at 88
  • Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
  • Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
1982 Highlights

About July 16, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 40 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Don't You Want Me - The Human League
  • UK #1 Song: Fame - Irene Cara