On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1982

Historical Events

  • "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 15th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

Sports History

Billy Martin records his 1,000th career win as a manager

  • Porn star John Homes convicted of receiving stolen property
  • Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized

Famous Birthdays

  • Hakim Warrick, American basketball player (Leones de Ponce, Memphis Grizzlies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Joshua Alba, American actor
  • Sophia Bush, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • Virginia Hall [Goillot], American spy with British Special Operations during WWII (1940-1966), dies at 76
1982 Highlights

About July 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer