What Happened on June 30, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances
  • 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)
  • Dan Jacobs, American guitarist (Atreyu)
  • Lizzy Caplan, American actress (Mean Girls, Marlena Diamond-Cloverfield), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • Willam Belli, American drag queen, model, reality television personality (Nip/Tuck, RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania