On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1982

Historical Events

  • EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
German Chancellor
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? 38 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra