On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1982

Historical Events

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

French Open Men's Tennis

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

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
1982 Highlights

About June 6, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini