On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1982

Historical Events

  • English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway

Famous Birthdays

  • Cassidy [Barry Adrian Reese], American rapper, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • George Owu, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Mike Glita, American bassist (Senses Fail), born in Livingston, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Bep Bakhuys, Dutch soccer striker (23 caps, 28 goals; Metz), dies at 73
  • Fred Stuthman, actor (Henry Adler-Hello Larry), dies at 63
1982 Highlights

About July 7, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer