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

Daytime Emmy Awards

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

  • 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 Interest

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

1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • Irina Lazareanu, Romanian-Canadian model
  • Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
  • Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player (Olympic bronze, 2012), born in Moscow, USSR
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

Satchel PaigeSatchel Paige (1906-1982)

American Baseball HOF pitcher (6 x Negro League, 2 x MLB All Star; World Series 1948 Cleveland Indians), dies of a heart attack at 75

About June 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini

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