On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1982

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, 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? 38 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra