On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1982

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

US Secretary of State George P. Shultz
US Secretary of State
George P. Shultz
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

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

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
1982 Highlights

About October 16, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 39 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra