On This Day

What Happened in June 1982

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Jun 1 Oakland A's left fielder Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a MLB season

  • Jun 2 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Jun 3 55th National Spelling Bee: Molly Dieveney wins spelling psoriasis
  • Jun 3 Israeli ambassador Shlomo Argov seriously wounded by Palestinians
  • Jun 4 "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
  • Jun 4 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon
  • Jun 5 "Murphy's Law" by Cheri hits #39
  • Jun 5 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • Jun 5 Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats American teenager Andrea Jaeger 7-6, 6-1 for her first French singles crown

  • Jun 6 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO
  • Jun 6 36th Tony Awards: Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby & Nine win
  • Jun 6 Bernard Glassman installed as abbot of Zen Center of NY

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his first career Grand Slam title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4

Historic Event

Jun 7 Hissène Habré's rebel army occupies N'djamena the capital of Chad

Sports History

Jun 7 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games

Sports History

Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers

  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 8 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die

Daytime Emmy Awards

Jun 8 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time

  • Jun 8 Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.

Historic Event

Jun 8 US President Ronald Reagan addresses the British Parliament in his "ash heap of history" speech

Historic Event

Jun 9 General Efraín Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala

  • Jun 9 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • Jun 10 "Taxi" last airs on ABC, moves to NBC in the fall
  • Jun 10 Battle of Sultan Yakoub - 3 IDF members captured
  • Jun 10 Israeli troops reach outskirts of Beirut
  • Jun 10 John N McMahon replaces Bobby R Inman becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Jun 10 Iran recaptures Khorramshahr
  • Jun 11 Israel and Syria stop fighting in Lebanon

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Film Release

Jun 11 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

  • Jun 12 750,000 anti-nuclear demonstrators, rally in Central Park NYC
  • Jun 12 Battle of Mount Longdon Falkland Islands
  • Jun 12 Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel perform in Rotterdam
  • Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 2 strokes from JoAnne Carner
  • Jun 13 Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia after King Khalid dies at 69
  • Jun 15 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
  • Jun 15 Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
  • Jun 16 Britain requests Argentina to arrange for return of prisoners
  • Jun 17 US President Reagan's 1st UN General Assembly address "We must serve mankind through genuine disarmament."
  • Jun 17 President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat in the Falkland Islands
  • Jun 18 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • Jun 18 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
  • Jun 18 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Van Morrison and Jackson Browne headline; other performers include: Osibisa, Judie Tzuke, Richie Havens, Aswad, Steel Pulse, Thompson Twins, Climax Blues Band, Talisman, and Incubus
  • Jun 19 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tom Watson wins his only US Open by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus

Historic Event

Jun 20 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Sports History

Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

Music Single

Jun 21 Paul McCartney releases single "Take It Away"

  • Jun 22 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
  • Jun 22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

Historic Event

Jun 22 Prince Charles and Princess Diana take new-born son Prince William home from hospital

  • Jun 22 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 23 "Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater NYC
  • Jun 23 -117°F; All time low at South Pole
  • Jun 23 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
  • Jun 23 US pass the Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
  • Jun 23 Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight

Historic Event

Jun 24 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat

  • Jun 24 1st spacionaut Jean-Loup Chrétien and 2 Soviet cosmonauts, lift off aboard Soyuz T-16
  • Jun 24 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • Jun 24 US Supreme Court rules president can't be sued for actions in office
  • Jun 25 Porn star John Holmes acquitted on murder charges
  • Jun 25 San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair
  • Jun 25 US Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr. resigns, replaced by George P. Schultz
  • Jun 25 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military

Historic Event

Jun 25 South African President P. W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

Film Release

Jun 25 Science-fiction film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is released

  • Jun 26 Carlos Lopes runs European record 10km (27:34.39)
  • Jun 26 US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
  • Jun 27 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances
  • Jun 27 "Play Me a Country Song" opens & closes at Virginia Theater NYC
  • Jun 27 4th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Columbia 4 (STS-4) launches
  • Jun 29 US Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
  • Jun 30 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances
  • Jun 30 Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification
  • Jun 30 Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale
  • Jun 30 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting; legend of the Jersey Devil, a creature that allegedly inhabited the Pine Barrens of South Jersey

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player (7 x Grand Slam singles titles; Olympic gold 2004; WTA Tour C'ship 2006, 07; 43 x WTA singles titles), born in Liège, Belgium
  • Jun 2 Jewel Staite, Canadian actress
  • Jun 3 Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 2004, 08), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • Jun 4 Ronnie Prude, National Football League player
  • Jun 4 MC Jin [Au-Yeung], Chinese-American rapper, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 7 Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • Jun 8 Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • Jun 8 Irina Lazareanu, Romanian-Canadian model
  • Jun 8 Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
  • Jun 8 Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 9 Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer, born in Linz, Austria
  • Jun 9 Andrew Walker, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 10 Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 10 Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • Jun 11 Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier, born in Levanger, Norway
  • Jun 11 Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler, born in Spring Lake, New Jersey
  • Jun 11 Joey Graham, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 11 Stephen Graham, American basketball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 11 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player (10 x WNBA All Star, Phoenix Mercury; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12, 16, 20), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 12 Loïc Duval, French racing driver (Audi Sport), born in Chartres, France
  • Jun 12 Ben Blackwell, American musician (The Dirtbombs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 13 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 2004, 08; 5,000m 2008; World C'ship gold 10,000m 2003, 05, 07, 09; 5,000m 2009; 11 x World Cross Country gold), born in Bekoji, Ethiopia
  • Jun 14 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • Jun 14 Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist (The Painted Veil; Berlin Philharmonic), born in Shenyang, China
  • Jun 15 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jun 15 Haley Scarnato, American pop singer (American Idol), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jun 16 May Andersen, Danish supermodel
  • Jun 16 Matt Costa, American singer/songwriter
  • Jun 16 Missy Peregrym, Canadian actress
  • Jun 16 Chris Wingert, American soccer player
  • Jun 17 Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
  • Jun 17 Jodie Whittaker, British actress (1st female "Doctor Who"), born in Skelmanthorpe, England
  • Jun 19 David Pollack, American football player
  • Jun 19 Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
  • Jun 19 Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player

Prince William

Jun 21 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana, born in London, England

  • Jun 21 Jussie Smollett, American actor and singer (Empire), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Jun 22 Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
  • Jun 22 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • Jun 22 Mati Diop, French Senegalese director and actress (Atlantic), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 24 Brian Fitzgerald, American writer
  • Jun 24 Kevin Nolan, English footballer
  • Jun 24 Mark Penney, Canadian film director
  • Jun 24 Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 24 Clint Bajada, Maltese television and radio presenter
  • Jun 25 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 25 Rain [Jung Ji-hoon], Korean singer and actor (Full House), born in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • Jun 30 Dan Jacobs, American heavy metal guitarist (Atreyu)
  • Jun 30 Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand), born in Bolton, England
  • Jun 30 Mitch Maier, American baseball player and coach, born in Petoskey, Michigan
  • Jun 30 Lizzy Caplan, American actress (Mean Girls, Marlena Diamond-Cloverfield), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 30 Willam Belli, American drag queen, model, reality television personality (Nip/Tuck, RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

Michael Keaton

Jun 5 Actor Michael Keaton (30) weds actress Caroline McWilliams (37)

  • Jun 26 Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Hendrik Algra, Dutch teacher, journalist, and politician (ARP), dies
  • Jun 2 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 6 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)

Satchel Paige

Jun 8 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 75

  • Jun 9 Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74
  • Jun 9 Elmer Robinson, American politician (33rd Mayor of San Francisco), dies at 87
  • Jun 10 Addie "Micki" Harris, American singer (Shirelles - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; "Soldier Boy"), dies of a heart attack at 42
  • Jun 10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German filmmaker and director (Marriage of Maria Braum), dies of drug overdose at 37
  • Jun 12 Karl von Frisch, Austrian ethologist and bee expert (Nobel 1973), dies at 95
  • Jun 12 Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • Jun 13 Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
  • Jun 13 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies at 56
  • Jun 13 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)
  • Jun 14 Marie Rambert [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • Jun 14 Marjorie Bennett, actress (Blossom-Dobie Gillis), dies at 87 of cancer
  • Jun 15 Art Pepper, American jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist, dies of a stroke at 56
  • Jun 15 Neil Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 90
  • Jun 16 James Honeyman-Scott, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Pretenders - "Brass In Pocket"), overdoses on drugs at 25
  • Jun 18 Curd Jürgens [Curt Jurgens], German-born Austrian actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), dies of an acute heart attack at 66
  • Jun 18 Djuna Barnes, American author (Nightwood), dies at 80
  • Jun 18 Roberto Calvi, Italian banker and director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself at 62
  • Jun 18 John Cheever, American writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • Jun 22 Alan Webb, British actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie), dies at 75
  • Jun 23 Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • Jun 26 Alexander Mitscherlich, German psychotherapist, dies at 73
  • Jun 26 Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • Jun 26 Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
  • Jun 26 Sandy Powell, English comedian, dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Jack Mullaney, American actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), dies at 49
  • Jun 28 Gerard Rutten, Dutch film director (Sterren stralen overal), dies at 79
  • Jun 28 Harry Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 70
  • Jun 29 Gerard Knuvelder, Dutch literary historian (Anthology), dies at 80
  • Jun 29 Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer (Balmain), dies at 68