On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida

Album Release

Marvin Gaye releases his last studio album "Midnight Love" featuring single "Sexual Healing"

  • The Sony CDP-101, world's first commercially released Compact Disc player released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Historic Event

West Germany's Christian Democrat Union ousts Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor, replacing him with Helmut Kohl


Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Lawrence, Bath born Entrepreneur
  • Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish pop-dance singer, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
1982 Highlights

About October 1, 1982

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra