What Happened in June 1982

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 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
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Jun 6 81st Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (7-6, 6-1)
  • Jun 7 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell
  • Jun 7 Habres rebel army occupies capital of Chad, N'djamena

  • Jun 7 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games
  • Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
  • Jun 7 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 7 US President Ronald Reagan meets with Pope John Paul II at Vatican City, Rome and later Queen Elizabeth II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 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
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 General Efraín Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala

Dictator and President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt
Dictator and President of Guatemala
Efraín Ríos Montt
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Film release premierFilm 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, 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 19 The body of God's Banker, Roberto Calvi is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Golf Links California

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 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
  • Jun 24 Equal Rights Amendment goes down to defeat
  • Jun 24 Jean-Loup Chretien, 1st spacionaut, 2 others, lift off (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
  • Jun 25 South African President P.W. Botha issues a new Proclamation again placing Ingwavuma under government control

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 25 "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 STS-4, 4th NASA Space Shuttle mission, launches

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, name their baby "William"

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Jun 29 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 (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player (7 time Grand Slam singles winner), 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 3 Jodie Whittaker, English actress (1st female Doctor Who), born in Skelmanthorpe, England
  • Jun 4 Ronnie Prude, National Football League player
  • Jun 4 Jin, Chinese-American rapper
  • 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
  • Jun 9 Andrew Walker, Canadian actor
  • 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
  • Jun 11 Johnny Candido, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 11 Joey Graham, American basketball player
  • Jun 11 Steven Graham, American basketball player
  • Jun 11 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
  • Jun 12 Loïc Duval, French racing driver
  • Jun 12 Ben Blackwell, American musician
  • Jun 12 Jason David, American football player
  • Jun 13 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
  • 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 singer
  • 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 18 Sean Conant, Irish-American artist
  • Jun 19 David Pollack, American football player
  • Jun 19 Joe Cheng, Taiwanese actor
  • Jun 19 Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player

Person of interestPrince William

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

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • Jun 22 Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
  • Jun 22 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • 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 guitarist (Atreyu)
  • Jun 30 Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Jun 30 Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • 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


HeartWedding of Interest

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)
  • 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 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician, dies at 60
  • 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, US singer (Shirelles-Mama Said), dies 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 zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • 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 "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies
  • 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 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, guitarist (Pretenders), overdoses on drugs
  • 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, director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself
  • 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[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies