On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1982

Historical Events

Historic Event

Private funeral service held for Bess Truman, former First Lady of the United States

Famous Birthdays

  • James White, American basketball player
  • Matt Dallas, American Actor

Famous Deaths

  • Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), dies of a drug overdose at 30
1982 Highlights

About October 21, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Jack & Diane - John Cougar
  • UK #1 Song: Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club