On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1982

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
  • Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
  • Vincy Chan, Hong Kong singer

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, dies at 75
  • Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer, dies at 86
  • Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67