On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)