On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1982

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Deaths

Person of interestBess Truman

Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • Dwain Esper, American film director (b. 1892)
  • John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  • Maurice Gilliams, Flemish literary (Sources of Insomnia), dies at 82
  • Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe), dies at 74
  • Pierre Mend├Ęs-France, French Premier (1954-55), dies at 75