On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1982

Historical Events

  • ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote

Famous Deaths

  • Curd Jürgens [Curt Jurgens], German-born Austrian actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), dies of an acute heart attack at 66
  • Djuna Barnes, American author (Nightwood), dies at 80
  • John Cheever, American writer (Wapshot Chronicle, Pulitzer), dies at 70
  • Roberto Calvi, Italian banker and director (Banco Ambrosiano), hangs himself at 62
1982 Highlights

About June 18, 1982

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini