What Happened on July 24, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances
  • Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
  • KHJ (LA) & KFRC (San Francisco) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand Oscar-winning actress (The Piano, True Blood), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Elise Crombez, Belgian model
  • Elizabeth Moss, American actress (Mad Men), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride