On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1982

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 6-3 at Busch Stadium for 4 games to 3 series triumph; MVP: St. Louis catcher Darrell Porter

Sports History

Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's

  • During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to George Stigler
  • Sri Lanka President Jayewardene re-elected

Famous Birthdays

  • Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer, born in Khobar, Saudi Arabia
1982 Highlights

About October 20, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra