On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1982

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
  • Single "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor from "Rocky III" soundtrack starts 6-week run at No. 1 on US charts (Grammy for Best Rock Performance)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand Oscar-winning actress (The Piano, True Blood), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Person of interestElisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss, American actress (Mad Men), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Elise Crombez, Belgian model
  • Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding 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

1982 Highlights

About July 24, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo