On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1982

Historical Events

  • 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci
  • Falklands War: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Gahalad attacked in San Carlos Water ("Bomb Alley") by Argentine aircraft: 48 soldiers and crewman were killed.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Ronald Reagan addresses the British Parliament in his "ash heap of history" speech

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Famous Birthdays

  • Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • Irina Lazareanu, Romanian-Canadian model
  • Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
  • Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player

Famous Deaths

1982 Highlights

About June 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini