On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1982

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

  • Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 75