On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1982

Historical Events

  • 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB

Golf Tournament

Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel

  • Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic final, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title


Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Famous Deaths

  • Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
  • Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
1982 Highlights

About July 4, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer