On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1982

Historical Events

  • 1st live orchestra on a US commercial network since 1954 (National Symphony)
  • Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Nick Riewoldt, Australian rules footballer

Famous Weddings

Robert Goulet

American singer and actor Robert Goulet (48) weds his Macedonian business partner and manager, artist, and writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

  • Alain de Rothschild, French banker (Banque Rothschild), dies at 72
  • Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47
1982 Highlights

About October 17, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra