What Happened on October 16, 1982

Historical Events

  • Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return

Event of Interest

Secretary of State George P. Shultz warns the US will withdraw from the UN if they vote to exclude Israel

  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
1982 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
  • Vincy Chan, a Hong Kong-Singaporean Canto-pop singer ("My Memories are Not My Own"), born in Hong Kong
Born in 1982

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, dies at 75
  • Jakov Gotovac, Croatian conductor and composer (Ero the Joker), dies at 87
  • Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67

About October 16, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jack & Diane - John Cougar
  • UK #1 Song: Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth