What Happened on July 20, 1982

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 (Wallace in "Veronica Mars"), born in Long Beach, California
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

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

About July 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
  • UK #1 Song: Fame - Irene Cara