On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London
  • T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Percy Daggs III, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)