On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1982

Historical Events

  • "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances

Historic Event

Federal Equal Rights Amendment fails 3 states short of ratification

  • 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
  • Orbiter Challenger (OV-099) rolled out at Palmdale

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand), born in Bolton, England
  • Dan Jacobs, American heavy metal guitarist (Atreyu)
  • Lizzy Caplan, American actress (Mean Girls, Marlena Diamond-Cloverfield), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mitch Maier, American baseball player and coach, born in Petoskey, Michigan
  • Willam Belli, American drag queen, model, reality television personality (Nip/Tuck, RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1982 Highlights

About June 30, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer